Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | December 03, 2019

Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta, age 96, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born December 22, 1922 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Martinelli. She was a former member of St. Patrick’s Church in McKeesport and worked for over 12 years in the produce department at Shop N Save in McKeesport before retiring.

She is survived by her children Patricia “Patty” (Tim) Vaganka of Greensburg, James (Debbie) Simonetta Jr. of Irwin and Gary (Lisa) Simonetta of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Jayme (Bill) Hartnett, Carly Simonetta, Mia Simonetta, Sela Simonetta and Giada Simonetta; great grandchildren Sylar Hartnett, Liam Hartnett and Isabella Kettering; and sisters Agnes Paluka and Mary DeJulius.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 61 years James A. Simonetta Sr.; and sisters Rose Fontanesi, Natalie Becszlko and Nellie Fossi.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin. Private interment will follow at West Newton Cemetery. For online condolences please visit

Originally published December 03, 2019.

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