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Julia Sophie Sassi


Julia Sophie Sassi, 77, of Laflin, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at home. Born in Avoca on February 15, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Mazur Potorski.

She attended Avoca schools. Julia had worked in the local garment industry at Brooks Manufacturing in Old Forge and retired from Main Pants in West Pittston. She was a member of ILGW union and a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin.

Julia enjoyed gardening. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt and will be truly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arnold Sassi; brothers Teddy and John Potorski and sister Joan Wallace.

Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Lavan and her husband John, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Matthew Lavan and Kira Steele, Pittsburgh and Amanda Lavan, Pittsburgh; sisters Roseann Stella and her husband Pacifico, Pittston Township; Mary Ann Reggie, Old Forge and Jean Zingaretti, Gettysburg; brothers Joseph Potorski, Wilkes-Barre; Dr. Robert Potorski and his wife Bridget, Florida; and Frank Potorski and his wife Judy, Taylor; sister-in-law, Bridget Sassi, Inkerman; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 9:45am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. The Parish Rosary Group will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in church 30 minutes before the mass. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

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