Negie A. Marucci, Sr. age 94, of Republic, PA passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the comfort of his home with those he loved.
He was born on August 7, 1924 in Allison, PA
Son of the late Ruggero and Pauline (Federica) Marucci
He was a lifetime member of the former Holy Rosary R.C. Church of Republic, PA and served as an usher for many years. Negie was currently a member of St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church of Footedale, PA
Negie was a Veteran of WWII serving with The United States Army as a Staff Sgt.
Lifetime member of The Fairbank Rod & Gun Club, member of The Former Sons of Italy Lodge of Republic, PA, currently a member of The Sons of Italy Frank Ricco Lodge of Brownsville, and The Republic American Legion Post #590.
He was employed as a Mine Foreman with Isabella Coal Mine and was a member of The UMWA District 2; Local #1240.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener who was well known for his gardens and love of gardening.
Negie was preceded in death by his son: Donald Marucci, Sr.
3 sisters: Louise Pisegna, Theresa Gladden, and Mary Kenney
4 brothers: Pete Marucci, Mendan Marucci, Alfred Marucci, and Guido Marucci.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years: Elizabeth "Libby" (Burrie) Marucci - who was formerly of Hibbs, PA
4 children: Vincent P. Marucci and wife Rose - Grindstone, PA
Negie A. Marucci, Jr. and wife Liz - Republic, PA
Mary Beth Barreca - Brownsville, PA
Richard Marucci, Sr. and wife Dana - Republic, PA
11 grandchildren: Angela McCoy, Amanda Chetirko, Negie A. Marucci, III, Kristina Haluska, Breann Barreca, Barry Barreca, Bethany Marucci, Donald Marucci, Jr., Cody Marucci, Megan Marucci, and Richard Marucci, Jr. and 10 great-grandchildren
Sister: Lucy "Sue" Shoaf - Carmichaels, PA
Brother: Carlo Marucci - Republic, PA
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8PM and on Monday from 11:30AM until 12:30PM where a Prayer Service will be held, followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:00PM at St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church - Footedale Site, with The Rev. Fr. William G. Berkey as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Republic, PA where Full Military Honors will be accorded by The Hopwood AMVETS Post #103.