Adorista D. Santucci

January 16, 1922 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 96)

Adorista (Fantozzi) Santucci, 96, of Arnold, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018, in her home in Arnold Manor. She was born January 16, 1922 in Roccacinquemiglia, Abbruzzi, Italy to the late Achille and Annamaria (D’Achille) Fantozzi.  She moved  with her family to Arnold in May, 1958, where she lived the rest of her life.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Sigismondo, a daughter Mirella Noble, a sister Giovanna D’Amico, and a brother Arnaldo Fantozzi. She was the beloved mother of Mary Ann (Larry) Clever and Alba (Alan) Ruckert, both of New Kensington; cherished Nana of five grandchildren, Michael (fiance Gabrielle) Clever, Stacy (Graig) Pattison, Larry (Pamela) Clever, Tara (Christopher) Stevens and Brian Noble; five great-grandchildren from whom she greatly derived joy, Scarlett and Troy Pattison, Dylan and Natalie Clever and Claire Stevens.  She is  also survived by a beloved brother, Domenico Fantozzi of Boyne Falls, Michigan and numerous nephews and nieces. She was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church of New Kensington, the Roccacinquemiglia Society, and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. She enjoyed cooking, baking bread and gardening.  Her delicious homemade pasta, sauce, meatballs, and bread were family favorites.  Her greatest  joy was being surrounded by her family, especially around her dining room table and front porch. Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers who made it possible for her to remain in her home and never be alone. Viewing will be Monday, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217  Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM followed by a funeral Mass at 10AM in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold.


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