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Lena F. Tanilli


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Lena F. Tanilli Obituary
Lena F. Tanilli, 89, formerly of Brackenridge, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia, Cabot. She was born May 1, 1929, in Arnold, to the late John and Ameda (Suatoni) Bordell. She lived her entire life in Brackenridge, where she was a homemaker. Lena was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and the Umbria Club, Arnold. She graduated from Arnold High School. Lena was a loving and devoted mother whose world revolved around her family. She will be remembered for her love of cooking, especially at the holidays. She was a fan of Pittsburgh sports and loved watching and attending the yearly outing to the Pirates baseball game with her son on Mother's Day. Survivors include her children, Larry A. (Patricia) Tanilli, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., David M. (Janie) Tanilli, of Buffalo Township, Mark J. (Grace) Tanilli, of Natrona Heights, Robert C. (Anne) Tanilli, of Gibsonia, and Maria Ann Tanilli, of Apollo. Also surviving are five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother, Alfred Bordell, of Arnold. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo R. Tanilli, in 1996.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. A Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Arnold.
Family suggests contributions to National . A special thanks to staff at Concordia Lutheran Ministries and Good Samaritan Hospice. Visit dusterfh.com.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on May 14, 2018
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