PITTSTON TWP. — Anita L. (Bartolai) Giovagnoli, 82, of Pittston Township, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Celtic Healthcare Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital.
Born in Pittston Township, she was a daughter of the late Isadoro and Giorgia Bernardi Bartolai.
She was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.
Anita was a 1949 graduate of Pittston Township schools and had worked in the garment industry, and as a waitress, for many years at Savo's Restaurant, Pittston. Her compassion for people brought her also to work at Golden Care Home Health Care.
Anita was always so proud of her Italian heritage and excelled as a cook and baker of Italian delicacies.
She took great joy in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Arthur and Albert Bartolai.
Surviving are her children, Lita and her husband, Scot Felkowski, Duryea, and Leo and his wife, Lisa Giovagnoli, Oneonta, New York; grandchildren, Scot, Aftin and Robert Felkowski, and Nicholas, Bianca and Anthony Giovagnoli; also a brother, Geno Bartolai, Pittston, and a sister-in-law, Marie Bartolai, Hughestown.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (St. Joseph Morello Parish), William Street, Pittston. The Rev. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J., will serve as celebrant. Entombment will be in the Glenwood Mausoleum, Clarks Summit. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; or www.st.josephscenter.org
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.