Mario Porreca, age 100, of New Salem, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
He was born on Sunday, June 20, 1920 in Pretare, Italy, a son of Giuseppe and Caterina (Orsini) Porreca.
Mario was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Josephine (DeFrank) Porreca, brother Vincent Porreca, and his sister Venere Ciccolini.
He served his Country with The United States Army during World War II and was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, A lifetime member of The American Legion New Salem, Pa., The Carpenter's Union #84, and Italo-American Citizens Club, Masontown, Pa.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Linda and Joseph Alexander, Loretta Vernon, Patricia and Gerald Rose, Joseph and Denise Porreca, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law Evelyn “Sis” DeFrank and several nieces and nephews.
The Porreca family would like to offer a special thanks to their kind and supportive caregiver Rebecca and also Michelle and all of the staff of Amedisys Hospice.
Friends will be received in the Terravecchia-Haky Home for Funerals, Inc., 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, September 3, 2020 until 9:15 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill Street, Uniontown, Pa.
Entombment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Memorial contributions can be made in Mario's name to Amedisys Hospice 1368 Mall Run Rd Suite 624, Uniontown, PA 15401
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