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Carmella "Millie" DelFratte, 100, of Hermitage, formerly a longtime resident of Sharpsville, passed away peacefully at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2017) in St. John XXIII Home.
Mrs. DelFratte was born July 18, 1917, in Farrell, a daughter of Marian and Louise (Viccione) Bruno. She was a lifelong area resident and attended Farrell schools.
Primarily a homemaker, Millie was also the head cook at Sharpsville High School cafeteria for many years, retiring in 1978.
She was a longtime member of St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville, where she participated in the former St. Olivia Society for many years. Millie was an active member at the Bundle Babies Ministries of First Presbyterian Church, Sharpsville, where she crocheted blankets for newborn babies.
Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family while cooking her homemade Italian dishes, especially during the holidays.
Her husband, August DelFratte, Sr., whom she married Feb. 3, 1940, passed away June 16, 1999.
Surviving are: two daughters, Darlene (Joseph) Sherbine; and Gina DelFratte and her companion Andrew Ratvasky, all of Sharpsville; two sons, Augie (Loretta) DelFratte, Jr., of Sharpsville, and George (Betsy) DelFratte, of Kansas City; 10 grandchildren, Mark (Laura) and Chris (Yvonne) DelFratte, Brian and Cari DelFratte, Maria (Anthony) Wingrove, Douglas and Scott Sherbine, Stephan (Gretchen), Aaron (Lauren) DelFratte, and Stephanie (Mike) Lindstrom; and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Millie was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Thomas, Joseph, Martin and Anthony Bruno.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Gregory George, Sharon Regional Hospice, and all the staff of St. John XXIII Home for the exceptional care they provided Millie.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John XXIII Home, 2250 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148.

DELFRATTE
Carmella, 100, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: None. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Saturday (11-11-17) in St. Bartholomew Church, 311 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville.
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on November 8, 2017
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