Mrs. Amalia A. Pecoraro, 85, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, October, 6, 2019 at the Quality Life Services in New Castle.
Mrs. Pecoraro was born on January 13, 1934 in New Castle to the late Arduino and Luisa (Lamucca) Parente. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1951. Amalia had worked at Edmin and Keller’s Department Stores in Ellwood City as a sales person, and later at Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh in the cosmetic department. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Formerly she was a CCD teacher, and member of the Corona D’Italia. She enjoyed cooking, baking (especially cookies), playing the piano, and sewing.
She is survived by her daughters, Marisa (Larry) Kelly of Franklin Twp., Regina (Bill) Shuttleworth of Sarasota, FL, and Teresa (Pete) Masterson of Lakewood Ranch, FL, her son, Eliot Pecoraro of Wexford, and her grandchildren, Elisa Santamaria, Cara Santamaria, Lauren Kelly, Gianna Kelly, Ariana Kelly, Erica (Patrick) Curren, Cole Masterson, Bianca Masterson, Marina Masterson, Sophia Masterson, Gina Masterson, Sofia Pecoraro, and Enzo Pecoraro. Also surviving is her brother, Alfonzino “Funzi” (Mary) Parente of Ellwood City, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elio Pecoraro whom she married on October 29, 1955 and passed away on January 14, 2012, her son-in-law, Frank Santamaria, her sisters, Alfonzina Zona, Margherita Nocera, Esterina Santagata, and Emma Court, and her brother, Victor Parente.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-8 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 am at the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Carmen D’Amico officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Friday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Pecoraro’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund or to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.