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Obituaries

March 10, 2014

Mildred J. DiBlasi

Mildred J. DiBlasi

LAURENS — Mildred J. DiBlasi, 85, of Laurens, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.

She was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 11, 1928, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Gioe) Rappa.

She married Paul DiBlasi on Sept. 4, 1948, and he predeceased her on July 27, 1990.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

Mildred was homemaker, an avid cook, and enjoyed entertaining her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sara Eggers and her husband, Tom of Laurens, and Rosemary Pepe and her husband, Anthony of Stratford, Conn.; her grandchildren, Eric and Stacey Eggers, Shawn McLaughlin, Melissa Lembo, and Andrea Pepe; her great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sydney and Erin Eggers, Peter, Frank and Charles Lembo, Paul, Sean and Michael McLaughlin; and a great-great-grandson, Kendrick Decker. She is also survived by two sisters, Marie Mangini of New Jersey and Frances Rappa of Brooklyn.

She was predeceased by a brother, Mario Rappa.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta, with the Rev. Scott Vanderveer, associated pastor, officiating.

Burial will be later in the spring in the Laurens Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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