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Santa Limongelli Stella

Santa Limongelli Stella, 96, of Pittston, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Born in Pittston on February 15, 1923, Santa was the daughter of the late Luigi and Concetta (Sciandra) Zanta. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Limongelli, second husband, Joseph Stella, daughter, Jean Marie Nardone, son-in-law, Edward Appel, great-granddaughter, Ave Dunleavy, sisters, Josephine Insalaco and Pauline Mendola, and brothers, Angelo and Joseph Zanta.

Surviving are sons, Danny Limongelli and his wife Louise, Bear Creek; and Joseph Limongelli and his wife Debbie, Duryea; daughter Sandra Appel, Pittston; son-in-law, Joseph Nardone, Mountain Top; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Santa was a graduate of Pittston High School and in her earlier years worked in the local garment industry. However, she was truly known as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose passion was cooking and caring for her loved ones. Santa was proud of her Italian heritage, and even more proud of her family who gathered at her home every Sunday for dinner. She was the center of our world, and we will forever miss her kind spirit, her words of wisdom, and most especially her keen sense of humor.

We would like to express our greatest appreciation for the staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the exceptional care given to Santa during her time of need.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 23, 2019, at 9am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment, St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. Friends may call Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 4pm-8pm at the funeral home.

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