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Gilda G. (Astolfi) Nozzi

April 14, 1911 ~ August 21, 2020 (age 109)


Gilda G. Nozzi, 109, of Dunmore, passed away Friday in the Dunmore Health Care Center.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Benjamin A. (Benny) Nozzi, in 2000.  They were married on November 18, 1937.

Born in Roxbury Township, NJ, daughter of the late Massimo and Concetta Yezzi Astolfi, she was educated in Dunmore public schools and had been employed in the local glove manufacturing industry.  She was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore.  Gilda was a wonderful homemaker and cook, and would host pasta and meatball dinners every Thursday.  Above all, she loved spending time with family more than anything, and she will be deeply missed.  As she always said, “Better days are comin’.”

Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Madeline (Durdan) Nozzi of Dunmore; two grandchildren, Michael Nozzi and wife Lori of Dunmore, and Jan Greskovic and husband Jerry of South Abington Township; two great-grandchildren, Kara and Abby Greskovic; and a great-grandpup, Lola.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Ralph Nozzi, in 2015; an infant daughter, Anna Nozzi; three brothers, Tony, Bill, and David Astolfi; and four sisters, Edith Pamelia, Jean Bitcola, Grace Genovese, and infant Lily Astolfi.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff at Dunmore Health Care Center.  Gilda was cared for like family, and was always treated with the utmost care, kindness, and compassion.  They would also like to thank Dr. Nicholas Dodge, for the excellent care shown to Gilda during her times of need. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  There is no public viewing.  All those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church, and to kindly follow current safety guidelines in respect to social distancing and wearing a mask immediately upon entering the church. 

Interment to follow in Dunmore Cemetery.

Preferred memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18503.

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Mass of Christian Burial
August 26, 2020

9:30 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (Smith Street in Dunmore)
200 Smith Street
Dunmore, PA 18512

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