On May 2, 2023, our fun-loving mother. Mary Ellen (Marucci) Falcioni, age 94, left us to join her beloved husband, Arnold E. Falcioni. Mary Ellen was born in her parent’s home on Morrow Avenue in Carnegie, Pa. She resided in Carnegie until 2016, when she moved into her daughter’s home in Venetia, and then to an assisted living facility where she spent the last year and a half of her life. She loved Carnegie and especially living in Rosslyn Heights. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her Husband Arnold in 1989; her parents Frank and Catherine (Tyrone) Marucci , brother Francis (Wilma) Marucci, and her Falcioni sister and brother in laws with whom she shared wonderful years of laughter and closeness. She is survived by her sister in law, Louise (Falcioni) Narcisi of Chicago Heights, and her children Denise (Kevin ) O’Donnell, Chalfont, Pa; Arnold Robert (Laurie) of Heidelberg; Karen Hunter, Venetia, Pa; and Thomas (Maureen) Falcioni of Imperial, Pa. She was proud of her 10 grandchildren who filled her life with fun and laughter with their antics: Jennifer, Danielle, Katie, Timothy, Andrew, Kristen, Christina, Harrison, Joseph and Julia. She also was blessed with 7 great grandchildren: Mya, Neena, Delilah, Mason, Addy, Gia, and Patrick. She always said that she was also blessed with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who maintained contact with her through cards, phone calls and visits. Friends received at the Bagnato Funeral Home, Carnegie Pa from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday with a Mass of Christian Burial In St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of St Raphael the Arch Angel Parish Saturday 10 am In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to a Charity of your choice in Mary Ellen's name
Mom had “millions” of friends that spanned her lifetime. She maintained contact with friends that were in grade school with her, and she was proud of all the birthday cards she received each year from former co- workers, neighbors, etc. A special thing about Mom was the relationships she formed with her children and grandchildren’s friends who affectionately called her “Nunee”.
She had many jobs during her lifetime but the two jobs she enjoyed most was running Falcioni Dairy Store on Morrow Avenue with our Dad and when she was the Secretary to the Principal at Carlynton High School. She remembered so many people she met during those wonderful years. During her life, Mom was a gifted seamstress, crafter and made beautiful stained glass windows many of which she gifted to family and friends. Mom volunteered at St Clair Hospital for over 20 years.
While the last two years of her life were at times difficult, Mom had the ability to make us laugh even in the most serious of situations. She was known for her quick wit and kept many of the healthcare providers in stitches with her comments and responses. We will miss this but will always have the incredible stories that these moments generated.