Anna Marie Califato, 101, of Union Township passed away the evening of Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born Jan. 30, 1916, in Kaylor, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Esposito Timpolio.
On Oct. 2, 1935, she married her beloved husband, Fred Califato, and the two of them spent more than 39 years together until he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1975.
Anna retired from the housekeeping department for St. Francis School of Nursing in 1975 after 16 years.
She was a member of St. Vitus Church.
Anna was a diehard Pittsburgh Pirates fan.
She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family.
Anna is survived by her children, Mary Ann Klenotic of New Castle and Gloria Califato of Polson, Montana; sister, Rose Hardisky of New Wilmington; grandchildren, Cathy Laughlin of New Castle, Marcie Klenotic of New Castle, Denise Heckler of Canton, Ohio, Fred Califato of New Castle, Anna Marie Marshall of Henderson, Nevada, Ryan Johnson of Auke Bay, Alaska, Janet Antonio of New Castle, Nichole Lombardo of Bessemer and Nick Pietrandrea of Woodbridge, VA; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Nick F. Califato; daughter, Janet Bird; sisters, Lena Staph, Mary Staph, Grace Timpolio, Josephine Galmarini and Virginia Musone; brother, Frank Timpolio; and great-grandchildren, Kayla Ann Nice and Christopher Carter.
Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Vitus Church, officiated by the Rev. William Siple.
Interment will take place in St. Vitus Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on August 8, 2017