Adeline A. “Addie” Weatherbee, 95, formerly of Warren, Pa., died peacefully Friday (May 14, 2021), at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Patrick Vecchio, where she had lived for the past seven years.
Mrs. Weatherbee was born Feb. 27, 1926, in a lumber camp near Weedville, Pa., a daughter of Celso (Charles) and Angeline Zanvitore Rusaleme. On Nov. 14, 1953, in Ridgway, Pa., she married Theodore “Ted” Weatherbee, who died in 2009.
She moved to Warren from Bradford, Pa., in 1958 and was a longtime resident of 329 E. Fifth Ave. She was a full-time homemaker until her daughters grew older and then worked 17 years at the former New Process Co. as a mailroom clerk, retiring in 1988.
Addie took long, brisk walks several days a week until well into her late 80s. She had a touch for flowers and landscaping around her home; enjoyed solving Word Search puzzles; spent relaxing days sitting in the sun; could listen to polkas for hours, especially the Larry Lewicki Band; and was loved by her daughters’ dogs because she would slip them treats when no one was looking.
She is survived by two other daughters, Karen (Tony) Flynn of Sharpsville, Pa., formerly of Warren and Russell, Pa.; and Julie (Dave Litzinger) Weatherbee of Warren; four granddaughters: Courtney Flynn of Philadelphia, Pa., Rachel Eckman of Phillipsburg, Pa., Corie Eckman of Volant, Pa., and Kelly Eckman of Salt Lake City, Utah; a grandson, Conor Flynn of Philadelphia; a nephew, Bill McCafferty of Johnsonburg, Pa.; and special friends Lori Anastasia of Olean, Kirk and Marissa Gilbert of Bethel Park, Pa., and Kellen and Kylene Gilbert of Pittsburgh, Pa.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four sisters: Mary McCafferty and Elizabeth Valone, both of Johnsonburg; Dolores Sample of Wilcox, Pa.; and Elvera Casilio of St. Mary’s, Pa.; and a brother, Jay Rusaleme of Johnsonburg.
The family entrusted funeral arrangements to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., Warren, and chose the Guenther Funeral Home, 1303 E. State St., Olean, for local assistance. Addie’s interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park.
Friends and family will gather to celebrate her life at a later date.
The family would be grateful for memorials made to the Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, Pa. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.