Assunta ''Suzie'' Scalise Mazza, 91, of North East, Pa., died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at UMPC Hamot.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1921, in Serrastretta, Italy, to the late Luigi and Maria Giglotti Scalise.
Assunta lived in the North East community since 1957, where she owned and operated a grape farm with her husband, the late Angelo Mazza, whom she married June 1, 1939. In earlier years, she was employed at a quilting- dress shop in Long Island, N,Y.
Assunta ‘‘Suzie’’ Scalise Mazza
Assunta was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening and knitting.
Besides her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Luigi Geno Mazza, four brothers and five sisters.
She will be sadly missed by her sons: Tony Mazza (Linda) of North East, and Rick Mazza (Kim) of North East; a daughter, Rachel Mazza Borzilleri of Fredonia, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Englert Mazza; grandchildren: Tony Mazza (Connie), Mike Mazza (Karen), James Mazza, Jonathan Borzilleri, Christina Mazza Costello (Chris), David Mazza (fiance Karla), Ralph Mazza (fiance Ruth), Jeffrey Mazza (Kristie) and Amy Mazza; great-grandchildren: Tony, Nick, Sophie, Aiden and Elle; and also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and are invited to attend a prayer service on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gregory Church at 10:30 am. Interment will be at Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Nursing Service of North East, 7 Park St. or St. Gregory Church 136 W. Main Road, North East, PA 16428.