Marian Magdalene Perno DeFabio, 97, of Warren, PA. died Monday, July 6, 2015 at her residence. She was born February 11, 1918 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Ralph and Antoinette Stelluto Perno. She attended schools in Kushequa and Mt. Jewett, PA., graduating from Mt. Jewett High School on June 2, 1936. She has been a Warren resident since 1956. Marian was employed with the former Warren Components and retired from G.T.E. Sylvania.
On November 19, 1938, she married Anthony J. DeFabio, Sr. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Mt. Jewett, PA. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church was a member of the former Altar Rosary Society, Legion of Mary and Catholic Daughters of America. She is remembered as a woman of great love, very giving and who always put her family first. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother.
She is survived by her 2 sons – Anthony J. DeFabio, Jr. and wife, Suzanne of Warren, PA., James R. DeFabio and wife, Nancy of Riverview, FL., 1 Sister – Rose Ascenzi of Elkland, PA., 7 Grandchildren – Aimee DeFabio Cromwell and husband, James, Doreen DeFabio Duska and husband, Tom, Shari S. DeFabio, William Lyon, Melody Lyon Zaffino and husband, Mark, Lori DeFabio, James DeFabio, 11 Great Grandchildren – Megan, Lexie, Morgan, Casey, Abby, Emily, Rachael, Michael, Jayden, Gabrielle and Julia, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, 1 Daughter – Rose Ann Olson, 2 Sisters – Carmella Vergari, Ann Lucille Henderson.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 5 to 7 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 4:45 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or a Charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com