Theresa M. Vitelli

March 13, 1938 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 81)


Theresa M. Vitelli, 81, of West Lawn, PA, passed away Tuesday, July 30th, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Born in Landingville, PA on March 13, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Carmen & Mildred (Whalen) Vitelli.

Terri was a graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School, where she participated as a majorette.  A member of  Class of 1955, she enjoyed meeting with a group of classmates once a month to socialize and reminisce.

Terri worked as the personal secretary to Elmer Allen for 35 years at IBM, Reading. Later, she served as the head of the electric typewriter division until the company dissolved and she retired in 1993.

She was a former member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, and a current member of St. Ignatius Parish, Reading, PA.

Terri was very active and walked every day. She was known as "Fast Freddy" in her neighborhood. She also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and fishing. A true shopaholic, Terri enjoyed spoiling others, and always knew where to find the best sales. But above all else, "Aunt Sissy" adored her family, and her nieces and nephews and their children were the light of her life.

Terri is survived by a brother, Carmen Vitelli & wife, Aurea, of Chesapeake, VA, two sisters: Patricia Naus & husband, Roland, of Schuylkill Haven, and Kathleen Bainbridge & husband, James, of Landingville, nieces & nephews: Marie Vitelli, Michael Naus & his wife, Sheila, Wesley Naus & his wife, Robyn, Lisa Bott, Jamie Bainbridge, & Jennifer Stauffer & her husband, Michael, great-nieces & great-nephews: Michael, & Nicholas Bott, Stacey Yeich, Eric, & Brandon Naus, Cali, Hope, Libby, & Luke Stauffer, and her extended friends that were like family, Elmer Allen, widower of Doris, Wernersville, PA, Robert Allen & his wife, Sarah, and their children, Aaron, & Andrew, all of Maine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6th.

A visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the church's chapel.

Interment will follow mass at St. Ambrose Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

Family request donations in Terri's memory to St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund 201 Randel Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

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August 6, 2019

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church (Randel St. Schuylkill Haven)

Mass of Christian Burial
August 6, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church (Schuylkill Haven)

August 6, 2019

11:15 AM
St. Ambrose Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven

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