First Posted: 1/13/2013
Grace Rose Ardiere, 84, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Sam Ferrara and Louise DeForte. Grace was employed as a seamstress in the garment industry and was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish in Pittston.
Grace was an excellent cook and baker and always loved to feed everyone with whom she came in contact. Family was the important part of her life and she had a special place in her heart for each and every family member and friend. Her presence will be greatly missed, but her beautiful spirit will live in our hearts forever.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Michael Ardiere, who passed away on Nov. 17, 2005; her infant brother, Alfonso Ferrara; sisters, Fay Coniglio, Sara Wench, Ann Haefner, Theresa Brown and Rose Kolativa; and son-in-law, Anthony Dente.
Grace is survived by her daughters, Rosemarie Hoffman and her husband, Joseph, of West Wyoming; Michelle Dente of Plains Township; grandsons, Eric and Todd Hoffman; sisters, Mary Ardiere and Carmella Janiga, both of Pittston; several nieces and nephews who she dearly loved.
Funeral will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Friends may call Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Denison Cemetery in Swoyersville.