Ulderica M. Centofanti 1929-2020

STRUTHERS — Ulderica Maria Salvatore Centofanti, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Saturday, March 21, 2020.

This beautiful lady was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Sulmona, Italy, the daughter of Nicola Salvatore and Palma Marcucci.

On Jan. 5, 1947, she married Attilio Centofanti. The year 1949, they had a beautiful baby girl in Italy. In 1951, all three traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States. They settled in Struthers and had five more children.

Ulderica was a member of Christ Our Savior / St. Nicholas Church in Struthers, St. Anthony’s Women Society and Bocce League, as well as the Sulmona Valley Club, of which her husband was a founder.

She worked at LaRocca’s Pizza and Pasta for many years. Ulderica took her driving test at 60 years old and passed.

She was a loving mother of five lovely daughters, Jill Hardin of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Claire Linebaugh of Cortland, Mary (Patsy) Retort of Lowellville, Roberta (Wayne) Baum of New Castle, Pa., and Donna (Mark) Orbin of Struthers.

She leaves 19 beautiful grandchildren; 13 awesome great-grandchildren; and one fun great-great-grandchild.

Ulderica was preceded in death by her loving husband, Attilio Centofanti (1993), and adored son, Anthony Centofanti (1979).

Private services for Ulderica will be at Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers. A church service and celebration of life will be held in September for all to attend. She was loved by many and will be sadly missed.

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