Tindara Calabria 1926-2018

NILES — Tindara “Thelma” Calabria, 91, of Niles, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Alliance.

Thelma was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Clearfield, Pa., the daughter of Nicola and Maria Corturillo Santinoceto. She spent 15 years in Sicily, where she met her husband, Frank Calabria.

Thelma’s work history included American Flange and Manufacturing and Hillside Hospital in Warren in their cafeteria kitchen for 10 years.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles and enjoyed cooking for her family, knitting blankets, gardening and doing puzzles.

Her husband Frank Calabria, whom she married Dec. 1, 1945, died Sept. 28, 1992.

Thelma will be deeply missed by her two daughters, Rosemary (Raymond) Gergich of Pittsburgh and Darlene (Mike) Williams of Alliance; five grandchildren, Rob Siddall, Whitney (Jared) Surasky, Evan (Teresa) Siddall, Michael (Wei) Williams and Holly Williams and her fiance, Steve Cabassa; two great-grandchildren, Bella Surasky and Adria Williams; and sister-in-law, Rose Santinoceto.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Sam Santinoceto; and sister, Nina Corturillo.

Friends may call 9 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. prayer service Wednesday at the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles.

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

Family and friends may email condolences and light a candle by visiting www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.

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