First Posted: 2/3/2013
Annabelle L. Casagrande, 87, of West Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Celtic Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital.
Born in Plains Township, on April 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Noe and Maria Gelso Ninotti.
Annabelle attended Plains schools and was a member of St. Monica's Parish at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 8th Street, West Wyoming. She also belonged to the Wyoming/ West Wyoming Senior Citizens Club.
Prior to retiring, Annabelle worked in the local garment industry and was a talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing, crocheting and needlepoint. She was also an excellent cook. Her homemade ravioli were a traditional Christmas treat.
Annabelle's greatest joys, however, were watching her six granddaughters grow up and then becoming a great-grandmother to Mason Fisher and her namesake, Annabelle Fisher.
She and her husband, Armonde, recently noted their 64th wedding anniversary on Jan. 22.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bruno, Guerino, Attilio and Noah.
Surviving are her husband, Armonde; a son, Armonde Casagrande, and his wife, Nancy, Exeter; and a daughter, Maria Kepich, and her husband, Daniel, Bath, N.Y.; granddaughters, Amy Casagrande, Wyoming; Lisa Fisher and her husband, Jed, Clarkville, Tenn.; Alicia, Jacey, Jenna and Danielle Kepich, and great-grandchildren, Mason and Annabelle Fisher, and a sister, Carmella Barrouk, Wilkes-Barre, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming.
Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Annabelle's family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Wesley Village and to Celtic Healthcare for the kind and compassionate care shown to her in her final days.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association of Northeastern Pa., 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.