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Mafalda ‘Muffy’ Y. Scalzi

May 28, 1931 - Aug. 10, 2016

Mafalda "Muffy" Y. Scalzi, 85, a resident of Blair Tower, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Antonio and Teresa (Restauri) Martellacci. On July 3, 1950, she married John L. Scalzi, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2001.

Surviving are two daughters: Linda Wilson (Harold) of Bellwood and Rosanne Anderson (William) of Etters; two sons: John Scalzi (Sherry) of Altoona and Rocco Scalzi of Hollidaysburg; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dora Gandy of Tampa, Fla.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Anthony; three sisters: Frances Freet, Edith Tortoreo and Lena Derasmo; and three brothers: Warren, Daniel and Nick Martellacci.

Muffy was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School. She was previously employed at GTE Sylvania, and she retired as an inspector from Tri-Tex. She was a life member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. She loved working with children and was a foster grandmother.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 12, 2016, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

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