Rosella Sari Sirianni

Rosella Sari Sirianni, 96, of Keystone Way, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, November 19, 2010.

She was born in Rankin, Allegheny Co., PA on February 24, 1914 to the late Frank and Rozalia Mezo Sari.

She was a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Parish.

Rosella was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas F. Sirianni, who died February 14, 1985. She was also preceded by a son-in-law, Fred C. Averill Jr., and a daughter-in-law, Mary Martozie Sirianni. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother: Irene Stock, Helen Behary, and Frank Sari, as well as a stepmother Mary Sari.

Rosella is survived by two daughters and one son: Arlene M. Averill of Ellwood City, Nicholas F. (and Mylene) Sirianni, Jr. of Dallas, TX, and Rose Marie Sirianni (and Edward Umling) of Bossier City, LA; three half sisters: Ann, Bertha, and Elsie, and one half brother, Charles, also survive.

Thirteen grandchildren: James (Cheryl) Averill, Rose Mary Cascio, Edward Umling Jr., David (Margie) Umling, Donald Unling, Steve (Cindy) Umling, Angela (Jerry) Peterson, Cynthia (Scott) McCaskey, John (Valerie) Umling, Sam (Kim) Umling, Timothy Umling, Anna (Jeff) Tatum, and Philip (Courtney) Umling; 31 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren also survive.

Per Rosella’s wishes, no public visitation is planned.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 22, at 12:30 P.M. at Holy Redeemer Parish Church, 415 Fourth Street, Ellwood City.

Entombment will be in the Zelienople Community Mausoleum, Zelienople, PA.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of the donors’ choice.

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