Mrs. Yolanda T. Biordi Prosperini, 101, of Ellwood City peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in her residence at 9:18 am.
Mrs. Prosperini was born on February 11, 1913 in Ellwood City to the late Frank and Lena Bellora Biordi. Yolanda is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1931. During the 1930′s she worked alongside her siblings at her father’s confectionery store and his movie theatre, the Majestic Theatre which where both located on Lawrence Ave.. She later worked at the Montgomery Ward catalog store in Ellwood City for many years. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the parish. Yolanda also is a member of the Corona D’Italia, Women of the MOOSE, Golden Agers, and a past member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxillary. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, sewing, cooking, and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mrs. Prosperini was the loving and beloved mother of Pamela Prosperini of Ellwood City, and Elena (Frank) Peterlin of Falls Church, VA, the loving and beloved grandmother of Jennifer (Christopher) Peterlin Nolan of Falls Church, VA, the loving and beloved great grandmother of Anne Cabel Nolen, and Francesca Nolen. She is also survived by her two step brothers, Rudy Biordi of Florida, & Johnny Biordi of New Jersey, and her seven nieces and three nephews. Her extended family includes her loving caregivers from Home Instead, Pam, Janey, Holli, Kathy, Jean, Casey, Halley, Brenda, Sherry, and Mike. Friends gone were many, friends today are many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years Frank M. Prosperini whom she married on February 19, 1938 and passed away on July 12, 1995, her sister, Marguerite Rocco, her two brothers, Robert Biordi, & Albert Biordi, and her step-mother, Irma Biordi.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday by 9:20 am.
Memorial contributions in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prosperini’s name may be made to the St. Anthony’s School for Exceptional Children, 2000 Corporate Dr., Suite 580, Wexford, Pa 15090, or online at; stanthonyschoolprograms.com.
The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/