Nellie A. Grieco, 100, of Packer Street, Williamsport, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Williamsport Home.
The first child of the late Carmen and Ralphela Capello Caruso, she was born Aug. 24, 1911 in Lock Haven.
She was the wife of Charles P. Grieco St. who preceded her on May 27, 1994. They were married in St. Agnes Church in Lock Haven on Oct. 26, 1935, and celebrated 58 years of marriage.
She attended Lock Haven schools and was employed as a bookkeeper before retiring to raise her family.
Nellie was a member of St. Boniface Church since 1955. She was a lifetime member of St. Leo's Court #356 of Catholic Daughters of America, and Sons of Italy Lodge #286 in Ridgway. Nellie belonged to the Lycoming County Council of Republic Women and chaired committees.
Her hobbies included reaching, crocheting and oil painting. Some of her artwork hangs in public buildings, private offices, and homes locally and in other states. Nellie was known for her excellent cooking and baking abilities, and loved to entertain family and friends by serving her Italian specialties.
Surviving is a son, Charles P. (Bonnie) Grieco Jr. of Lenexa, K.S.; a sister, Anna Genua of Lock Haven; an aunt, Emma Caskey of Woolrich; a son-in-law, Steven Welteroth of Williamsport; five grandsons, Charles P. Grieco III and Mark Grieco of Olathe, K.S., Michael (Mihn) Grieco of Lenexa, K.S., Adam and Patrick Welteroth of Williamsport; four great-grandchildren, Alicia and Paul Grieco of Olathe, K.S., and Nicholas and Sophia Grieco of Lenexa, K.S.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Reba G. Welteroth; three brothers, John, Frank, and Angelo Caruso; three sisters, Micholina (Mickey) Fiedler, Mary Mayes Kellerman, and Rose Caruso; an aunt, Betty Andrus; and an infant daughter.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Friends visited the Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, on Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m.
Interment was in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Regional Academy, 901 Penn St., Williamsport PA 17701. www.SandersMortuary.com