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Rosa Iorio

May 5, 1921 – Feb. 2, 2018

Rosa Iorio, 96, Altoona, passed away Friday at her residence.
She was born in Pontecorvo, Italy, daughter of  Vincenzo and Felicia (Spiridigliozzi) Santopietro. She married Giuseppe Iorio in Italy. He passed away on July 17, 2010.

Surviving are three daughters: Santina, Gina and Lisa; two grandchildren: Nadia Schimminger (John) and Carlo Mazzenga; two great-grandchildren: Elise and Evan; and a dear friend, Sandy Beck.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; four brothers; and a son-in-law, Saverio Mazzenga.

Rosa was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

She loved baking, cooking and entertaining friends and family. For many years, she had Rosa’s Italian Pastries. Many people, young and old alike, enjoyed her special homemade pastries at the Mount Carmel Festival each year.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Committal will be at Calvary Mausoleum.

In memory of Rosa, contributions may be given to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602.