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Elsie Louise (Duncan) D'Aurio, 97, of New Castle, formerly of Harlansburg Road, passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 24, 2017, at Rhodes Estates.
Mrs. D'Aurio was born May 17, 1920, in Shenango Township, a daughter of the late James G. and Mattie Smiley Duncan.
A lifelong area resident, she attended New Castle High School.
Elsie, along with her husband John, owned and operated the D'Aurio Farm Market in New Castle for more than 30 years.
Her husband, John L. D'Aurio, whom she married Feb. 7, 1942, preceded her in death on May 6, 2003.
Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Carol Sickafuse and her husband, Dave, of New Castle, Cheryl Thompson and her husband, Bryan, of Wampum and Cherie D'Aurio Dettore and her partner, Kimberly Adams, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two sons, John D'Aurio Jr. and his wife, Esther, of New Castle, and Edward D'Aurio and his wife, Cleo, of Suffolk, Virginia; 11 grandchildren, Beth, Jessica, John-John, Christopher, Courtney, Paula, Jenny, Travis, Evie, Ben and Gina; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Elsie was preceded in death by a son, Arthur D'Aurio; four sisters, Bertha Esposito, Esther Henry, Velma Cunningham and Florence Duncan; and four brothers, Clifford, Kenneth, James and Lawrence Duncan.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Matt Bupp officiating.
Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, New Castle.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on July 25, 2017
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