Mary Ann Pellegrino Church, 63, of Warren, PA., passed into

eternal rest and peace on Wednesday afternoon, September 6,

2017 at her residence. She was born July 27, 1954 in Kane, PA., to

Angela Zucco Pellegrino of Warren, PA., and the late Anthony J.

Pellegrino, Sr. She was a longtime Warren area resident. Mary

Ann was a 1972 graduate of Warren Area High School and earned

her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from

Robert Morris University in 1976. She was employed for 34 years

with Osram Sylvania as a division purchasing manager, a job she

thoroughly loved. She then devoted herself to working along side

of her father, in the family’s business, Pellegrino Foods where she

worked from the age of 5, she was involved in multifaceted jobs

within the business. Mary Ann was a communicant at Holy

Redeemer R.C. Church, and had a strong rooted faith in God, that

guided her life. She will always be remembered by her family,

friends and co-workers as a kind, caring, generous and loving

soul who always looked for the best in others. All who knew her

were amazed by her positive outlook on life and her generous

spirit. She was a strong influence on so many people, always

encouraging them and helping in any way she could. Mary Ann

will be greatly missed by those who had the good fortune of

knowing her. She especially enjoyed spending time with her

family and friends. She was always thrilled to host family

gatherings where she could do what she loved to do the most –

cook for everyone.

Mary Ann always described her life as absolutely wonderful.

In addition to her mother, she is survived and greatly missed by

her husband of 22 years, David R. Church whom she married

April 29, 1995 in Warren, PA. Together they shared a wonderful

life with many memorable trips throughout North America and

Europe. She enjoyed life and all its many blessings. She leaves

behind 3 loving stepchildren – Jennifer Church Ford and

husband, Chris of Cornelius, N.C., Ryan Church and wife,

Chelsea of Denver, CO., Dan Church and wife, Tracy of

Gunnison, CO., 4 Siblings – Angie Clopp and husband, Tom,

Anthony Pellegrino, Jr. and wife, Anita, Tom Pellegrino and wife,

Sally all of Warren, PA., Rose Willis and husband, Mike of

Carlisle, PA., 1 Aunt – Angie Pellegrino of Warren, PA., 6

Grandchildren – Ryder, Kodi, Leila, Ainsley, Austin and Brynn,

several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a cat she completely adored

– Abbey. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her father, whom

she loved and adored, along with numerous aunts and uncles, all

of whom she considered part of the “greatest generation.” She

was a true American patriot and proud of her Italian heritage.

Throughout her life she displayed grace in every situation, real

compassion for others and a “heart of gold.” Those who knew

her agree that she is truly irreplaceable. The family publicly

thanks for the years of continuous care and support, Mary Ann

received from Roswell Cancer Institute and also for the care,

support and compassion received at the end of her life, through

Hospice of Warren County.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, September 10, 2017

from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted

at 3:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer

R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., on Monday, September

11, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating,

assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Interment will be in St. Joseph

R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may

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