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Ida "Edie" Cecchini
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Obituary for Ida "Edie" Cecchini

Ida “Edie” Cecchini, 88, of Avella, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Premier of Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born on January 28, 1929 in Avella, daughter of the late Cesare and Mary Falleroni Campanelli.

Mrs. Cecchini was a 1946 graduate of Avella High School.

She was a homemaker and had worked at numerous stores in the Avella area.

Mrs. Cecchini was a lifelong resident of Avella and was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church and the church’s Christian Mothers, Athletics Inc. Auxiliary and the American Legion Bert C. Siders Post 643 Ladies Auxiliary, all of Avella.

She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed going to sporting events to support her grandchildren.

On December 2, 1950 in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, she married Lee “Punto” Cecchini, who died May 12, 2016.

Surviving are: two sons, Lee M. (Melanie) Cecchini of Wellsburg, WV, David (Rita) Cecchini of Avella; two daughters, Peggy Midler of Avella, Laurie (Mark) Clarkson of Houston, TX; 11 grandchildren, Chris Cecchini, Erika Cecchini, Ashley (Ryan) Sperlazza, Anthony (Heidi) Cecchini, Bernadette (Craig) Saylor, David (Melissa) Cecchini, David (Sarah) Midler, Alicia (Kevin) Doffing, Jenna Midler and David Southall, Johnny Midler and Jacob Clarkson; 13 great grandchildren, Antonio, Sophia, Santino, Amelia, Ethan, Samantha, Kai, Blake, Andi, David, Edith, McKinley and Kian; a sister Marie Kampian of Midway; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to her parents are, a granddaughter, Erin Christine Cecchini; four brothers, Emedio, John, Anthony and Ray Campanelli; a sister, Norma Somplatsky; and an infant brother, Jimmy Campanelli.

Friends and family will be received from, 1-4pm and 6-8pm, on, Wednesday, December 27, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at, 10 am, on Thursday, December 28, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 97 Highland Avenue, Avella, PA 15312, with Rev. Robert M. Staszewski officiating.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the activity center at Premier of Washington County Health Center, checks made payable to: Premier Activities, at 36 Old Hickory Ridge Rd, Washington, PA 15301 or to Cedar Grove Park at 28 Clark Avenue, Avella, PA 15312.

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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312





6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312





10:00 AM
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church

97 Highland Avenue
Avella, PA 15312

Memorial Contribution

Cedar Grove Park

28 Clark Avenue
Avella, PA 15312

Activity Center at Premier of Washington County Health Center

36 Old Hickory Ridge Road
Washington, PA 15301
Check Payable: Premier Activites

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