May 7, 1923 - August 13, 2016
~ The Love of an Italian mother is truly a blessing from God ~Yolanda (Viola M.Petrella) DeSantisViola M.(Petrella) DeSantis, 93 of Aliquippa, passed away peacefully in the hands of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Good Samaritan Hospice, Saturday, August 13, 2016 surrounded by family. Born May 7 1923, in Hubbard Ohio, daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria (Casasanta) Petrella from Pratola Peligna (AQ) Italy.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. DeSantis, brothers: Joseph and Michael Pizzerferrato, James and Rocco Petrella, sisters: Catherine Stabile, Phyllis Pagley, Cecelia Halicki, and Connie Petrella, and a granddaughter, Christina DeSantis.Viola is survived by her sons: Ronald (Karen) DeSantis, Dunedin, FL., Daniel (Cheryl) DeSantis, Hopewell Twp., and James DeSantis, Aliquippa, grandsons: Daniel (Amy) DeSantis, McCandless Twp., US Congressman Ronald (Casey) DeSantis Ponte Verde Beach, FL., and Casey DeSantis, Brooklyn NY, great-grandson: Santino Daniel DeSantis and a very special niece Rosemary Petrella Urban.Viola was a dedicated housewife and wonderful cook. Her true passion was feeding her family & friends on Sundays after church. Everyone enjoyed her delicious homemade pastas and tomato sauce from her garden with plenty of left overs for all to take home, her Easter bread and her memorable Christmas Eve and New Year?s Day feasts. ?Aunt Vi? was always playing 500 rumy with the nieces, nephews and grandchildren and any new family member was treated to a crochet baby blanket.Visitation will be Thursday 5-9 in the Anthony Mastrofrancesco Funeral Home Inc. 2026 McMinn St. Aliquippa 724-375-0496.Departing prayers will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Titus Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Singh and Dr. Kaul for the wonderful care they provided our mother during this time.
~ The Love of an Italian mother is truly a blessing from God ~Yolanda (Viola M.Petrella) DeSantisViola M.(Petrella) DeSantis, 93 of Aliquippa, passed away peacefully in the hands of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Good Samaritan Hospice,... View Obituary & Service Information
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