Aida (Ida) Colaianni, 89 of Vandergrift, passed peacefully on Sunday Evening, September 29th surrounded by her family. She was born in Bagno, Italy to the late Tony and Ulia (DeSantis) DelVecchio.She was the beloved mother of James F. Colaianni of Peters Township and I Louise Colaianni Colella of Wilmington, NC. She was the grandmother to Andrew L. Colaianni of Peters Township, Gina Colella Hamilton of Charlotte, NC and Michael Colella of Wilmington, NC.She is survived by her brothers, Albert DelVecchio of Hyde Park, PA and Robert DelVecchio of San Jose, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, (Tarquin) Frank Colaianni of Vandergrift, and her brother, Louis DelVecchio of Wilmington, DE. Ida was a well known member of the Vandergrift community her whole life. She worked at Julian’s Pharmacy as a young woman. She later worked at the Vandergrift Golf Club and most recently at the Vandergrift Healthmart Pharmacy.Ida was a positive influence in the lives of her family. She played an important role in raising her children, grandchildren and nieces.Ida was best known for her culinary skills, especially her fabulous Christmas Eve Feast of the 7 Fishes which she hosted for friends and family for many years. She will be forever remembered for her sharp wit, wisdom and kindness. Ida was a voracious reader and master of the crossword puzzle.She was beloved by all and will be forever missed. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in the Dunmire-Kerr & Rowe Funeral Home, Inc. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11:30 am in the St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift with Fr. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery, Vandergrift.
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