EAST PALESTINE Mary Ellen Lordi, 86, formerly of Ellwood City, Pa., died at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Covington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Palestine.
Mrs. Lordi was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Ellwood City, Pa., a daughter of the late Nicholas and Jennifer Ramella Pozzuto.
She was a homemaker and had attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church while she lived in East Palestine. Mary Ellen enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends and especially enjoyed working outdoors. She was always finding inventive ways to make and design crafts and had won numerous awards for her sewing. She was active in various clubs and organizations, having served as president in most of them.
Her husband, Thomas G. Lordi, whom she married June 14, 1948, died May 1, 2010.
She is survived by a daughter, Roberta (Pete) Brittain of East Palestine; a son, George (Cathy) Lordi of Bethel Park, Pa.; a sister, Angela Pisula of New Castle, Pa.; six grandchildren, Nicholas Lordi, Amanda (Adam) DeKnight, Whitney Brittain, Abby Brittain, Leslie Brittain, and Tracy (Kelly) Kircher; and two great-grandchildren, Peyton Kircher and Lane Kircher.
A brother, Robert Pozzuto, is also deceased.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery Chapel in Ellwood City, Pa., with Chaplain Linda McKenzie officiating.
Friends may call at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home in East Palestine from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday.
Contributions may be made to the Patient Activity Fund at Covington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Palestine.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Mary Ellens many caregivers from Elmcroft, Visiting Angels, Gateway Hospice, and Covington.
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