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October 26, 1924 - December 19, 2021
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Vera (D’Alfonso) Pellegrini, age 97, of Old Forge, passed away peacefully on Sunday at home, with her daughter right by her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Enzo Pellgrini, on August 24, 1997.
A native of Italy, Vera was born on October 26, 1924, to the late Ernesto and Rosa (Tognarelli) D’Alfonso. Married in Italy, she had moved to the U.S. in 1946, eventually settling in Old Forge. She was employed by Rhonda Sportswear a division of Leslie Fay as a hand finisher, prior to her retirement.
Family and friends were very important to Vera and always placed them first in her life. She could often be found spending time with neighbors and friends telling them stories about where she grew up in Italy. Vera was an amazing cook and friends would be thrilled when she would share some of her coveted Italian recipes. She was well-known for sending her homemade biscotto cookies to everyone she cared about. She would be filled with joy when her little neighbors Michael and Maddi Hartman would come and visit. Adored by all who knew her, she will be dearly missed.
Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a faithful member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Old Forge, prior to its closure.
She is also survived by her daughter, Gloria Pellegrini of Old Forge; and many nieces and nephews including a nephew Paul Angeli and wife Sandy and their two children, Bryan and Steven and their families, of Teaneck, New Jersey.
The last surviving of six siblings, she was preceded in death by sisters, Laura, Lidea and Maria D’Alfonso and brothers, Benito and Frank D’Alfonso, Vera’s daughter would like to collectively thank the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice, Dr. Kathryn Sallavanti and dear friends, Angelo Genell and Phyllis Mischello, for their collective care and kindness.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Thursday at 11:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Family and friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 10:00 AM until Mass at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.