Edith Stassi

Obituary of Edith Stassi

Edith Stassi, of Old Forge, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Regional Hospital of Scranton surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Anthony J. Stassi, who died in 1989.

Born June 20, 1921, in Old Forge, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Rose Gabello Brigido. She was educated in the public schools of Old Forge and had worked at the Butler's Silk Mill, Old Forge.

Edith's kind heart and generosity were expressed through her passion for cooking and feeding others. Nothing in life made her happier than being surrounded by her family. She was a selfless Italian mother who always put others' needs before her own. She left behind many who adored her and called her "Ma."

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Guy and Americo Brigido, and Leonard Brigido, who was killed in World War II; three sisters, Mary Monelli, Lucy Tagliaterra, Ann Brigido; and also several other siblings who passed during infancy.

She is survived by a son, Patrick Stassi, Old Forge; three daughters, Francine Moran and her husband, Barry, Clarks Green; Roseann Stassi, Old Forge, and Maria Pagnotti and her husband, Louis III, West Pittston; an honorary daughter, Karen Connors; five grandchildren, Mara Valenti and her husband, Michael, Wyoming; Megan Mead and her husband, Sherman, Harding; Louis Pagnotti IV, Mia Pagnotti and Anthony Pagnotti, all of West Pittston. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Nina Valenti, Julia Valenti, Mira Mead and Maya Mead; a brother, Philip Brigido, Warren, Ohio; and a sister, Marie Cardillo, Old Forge.

The family especially thanks Margaret Ann, Sandi, Agnes and Marianne.

The funeral is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Grace Street, Old Forge. Interment will be in Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

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