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Grace S. Saclaro

Feb. 21, 1919 - March 19, 2019

Grace Sylvia Saclaro, 100, Altoona, passed away peacefully Tuesday at her home.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (Lepore) Iannicelli. She married Joseph John Saclaro, who preceded her in death on July 20, 1970.

Surviving are a son, Joseph A. Saclaro; three grandchildren: Lori (John) Brown, Theresa (Mark) Friedenberger and Angela (Robert) Monticelli; seven great-grandchildren: Michael, Johnny and fiancee, Amber, Nathan, Christopher, Emily, Adeline Grace and Breanna; two sisters-in-law: Betty Jane and Phyllis Iannicelli; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul, Bill and John Iannicelli; and a sister-in-law, Doris Iannicelli.

Grace was a 1937 graduate and member of the National Honor Society of Altoona High School. She was a mender and trainer for Warnaco Knitwear.

She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary A&J Iaia Post and the Buccinese Ladies Auxiliary.

Grace enjoyed sewing, baking and attending activities involving her grand and great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to Ms. Karen Culp for many years of caring friendship to Grace.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Grace can be made to the Mount Carmel Organ Fund, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602.

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