Obituary of Julia Scarcelli Gainer
Julia Scarcelli Gainer, 88, of Latrobe, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Bethlen Home in Ligonier. She was born December 1, 1930 in Canonsburg, PA, daughter of the late Salvatore and Giovanna (Oliverio) Scarcelli who immigrated to the USA from San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy.
Julia was a devoted mother, a devout Catholic, a flea market aficionado, traveler and artist. She was employed as a secretary for St. Vincent College and was a member of St. Rose Church in Latrobe where she served as a Eucharistic minister. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the Latrobe Community Choir.
In addition to her parents, Julia was preceded in death by her eldest son, Michael J. Gainer, her infant son Paul, and sister, Mary Lacaria. She is survived by seven children: Kathryn Baughman (Ronald “Red”), Thomas Gainer (Pamela), John Gainer (Gioconda), Mary Gainer (Scott Corliss), Cynthia Gainer (William Matrisch), Suzanne Gainer (Eric Josephson), and Daniel Gainer (Margaret); her former spouse Michael K. Gainer, seventeen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, brother Ralph Scarcelli (Janet), sister Rose Pugh (George Robert), and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Members of the St. Rose Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the rosary Friday at 1:30 PM in the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 AM in St. Rose Church. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery.To send flowers to the family of Julia Gainer, please visit Tribute Store
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