Irene K. Berti, 89, a resident of West Pittston, passed into eternal life Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at her home surrounded by family.
Born in the Keystone Section of Plains Township on February 23, 1927, she was one of three children born to the late Louis and Gina Ricetti Remigi. She was raised in Keystone and graduated from Plains High school. After graduating from high school, she had worked at FiFi Frock’s sewing factory, Plains.
She and her husband, Louis, owned Berti’s Fairway Market in West Pittston for 27 years.
Irene was the quintessential homemaker, cook, mother, grandmother, and friend to all. She always lent a helping hand to anyone in need.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sisters, Carmela and her husband Frank Casaia; and Marie and her husband Raymond Bianconi.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Louis; four children, Louis, Lois, Janice and Larry and their
spouses Charlene, Mark, Thomas and Darcy
respectively. Irene held a special place in her heart
for her ten grandchildren: Luisa, Greg, Joel, Jessica,
Larry Gino, Luke, Katrina, Stephanie, Stacey, and
Alison and great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Madeline.
She also dearly loved her numerous nieces and nephews.
According to Irene’s wishes, her body has been
donated to Humanity Gift Registry. Even in death,
Irene exhibits great selflessness and passion for others.
Special thank you to Dr. Charles Manganiello for his exemplary care at the bedside and beyond and to the many caregivers who have been at Irene’s side throughout her journey.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00am in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston with Msgr. Sempa officiating. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations if desired may be made to the West Pittston Shade Tree Commission. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston.