Irma Maria Chirillo, 84, of 501 Market St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday evening, Jan. 28, 2012 at DuBois Nursing home in DuBois following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Colosimi Province of Cosenza, Italy, the daughter of the late Mario and Rosa Colosimi Pastore. On Oct. 4, 1949, in Motta Santa Lucia, Italy, she married Victor F. Chirillo, who survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1950 and was a member of the Holy Rosary Church. She graduated from the university in Italy as a home economics teacher. She had worked as a home economics teacher in Motta Santa Lucia, Italy in the late 1940s and assisted her husband in the operation of Chirillo's Men's Shop in Johnsonburg from 1950 to 1986.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Norma R., Mrs. Dwain Seese of Shelocta and Nella Chirillo of Summerhill; two grandchildren, Denise Friedl of Indiana, Pa. and Robert M. Friedl and his wife Amanda of Kittanning; two great-grandchildren, Mikal Morton of Indiana, Pa. and Ella Friedl of Kittanning; three sisters, Nella Greco and Amalia Brunetti, both of Italy, and Maria Theresa Calacino of Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Frank Victor Chirillo in infancy; and by two brothers, Giuseppe and Gegio Pastore, both of Italy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Irma Maria Chirillo will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 with the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St. Callistus Church, Kane, officiating. Interment will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Johnsonburg.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
If desired, memorial contributions should be made to DuBois Nursing Home or to the American Cancer Society.