Rosemarie "Sally" Laurita, age 91, of New Salem, PA passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on March 20, 1929 in Menallen Township, PA
Daughter of the late Wilbur and Mary (Rebold) Savage
Sally was a graduate of Uniontown Area High School.
Years ago, she was employed as a part-time teacher's aide at Intermediate Unit One, but most of her life was devoted to being a homemaker, mom , and grandma. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, playing cards with her card club, but most of all she enjoyed quilting and was proud of her many handmaid quilts.
Sally also loved her evening chats with her special friend, Kathy Reposky.
Sally was a member of St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church of Footedale and also The Christian Mothers.
New Salem American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
She was preceded in death by her husband Roland A. Laurita of 56 years
Infant son: John Savage
Sons: Roland L. Laurita and Mark A. Laurita
Sally is survived by her son: Michael J. Savage
her daughter-in-law: Regina Laurita
her son Anthony J. Laurita and his wife Kathy
her daughter: Mariann Turner and husband Bill
She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren: Michael John Savage (Davina); Roland L. Laurita (Christine); Mario Laurita (Fiance Ashley); Anthony Laurita; Dominic Laurita; William Turner; David Turner (Nicole); Maria Riddell (Kenneth)
12 great-grandchildren: Holden, Isabella, Gianna, Sadie, Bryson, Ava, Cj, Kenny, Finn, Mason, Elise, and Baby boy Turner due in April.
The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially, Staci Miller who brightened her mornings.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her name to The American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Sunday , January 10th from 2-4 and 6-8PM and on Monday until 9:30AM where a Prayer Service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church - Footedale, PA with the Rev. Fr. Marlon Pates as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery.
Pennsylvania Guidelines for COVID-19 and Mask wearing must be adhered to.
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American Cancer Society
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