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Phyllis Gualtieri

Phyllis A. Gualtieri

Saturday, May 6th, 1922 - Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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Phylllis A. LaMantia Gualtieri, 97 formerly of Creekside, PA, died on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Home, Little Sisters of the Poor in Lousiville, Kentucky.

A daughter of Antonio and Josephine DiNova LaMantia, she was born on May 2, 1922 in Blairsville, PA.

A true woman of God, Phyllis was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a graduate of the Cadet Nurse Program at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She retired from Indiana Area Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Unit. Phyllis never lost her zeal for helping others. In her later years, she was often found encouraging those around her and offering a helping hand. She will be fondly remembered at her last residence, St. Joseph’s Home, for her quick wit and love of song. She cheered the hearts of not only the other residents, but the staff as well.

She is survived by her daughter and very favorite son in law, Mary Jo and Bob Horrell of Louisville, KY. Three grandchildren, Erik Horrell and his wife Leslie of Louisville, KY, Michael Horrell and fiancée Valerie Kozachuk of Chantilly, Va. and Elissa Horrell of Summerville, SC.; grandchildren, Matthew, Sophia, Owen, Lucy and Jacob Horrell and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Peter in January 1994, a son, Peter James, (P.J.) in May of 1977; brothers, Samuel, Anthony, Dominic, Phillip, James and Paul; sisters, Rose, Mary and Augustine. Phyllis longed for the day when she would be reunited with her family and rejoices today as she once again gazes upon their faces and rests in the loving arms of Jesus.

Services will include visitation and Mass at St. Joseph’s Home in Lousiville, Ky on Friday August 23 beginning at 10 AM. On Monday, August 26, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 PM at The Church of the Resurrection in Ernest, PA with Rev. Gregorio dela Cruz Soldevilla Jr. officiating. Interment will follow immediately in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Indiana, PA.

Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Indiana, PA is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Phyllis to St. Joseph’s Home, Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40217.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, August 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, August 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    Church of the Resurrection, Ernest
    735 Main Street
    ERNEST, PA 15739
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    There will be no visitation prior to Mass
  • Interment

    St. Bernard Cemetery
    200 Clairvaux Drive
    Indiana, PA 15701
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John Neale

Posted at 10:32am
Phyllis was a steadfast nurse on the 11p.m. - 7a.m. shift of the Pediatric department at Indiana Hospital. I worked with her during those night hours at a time when there were still many serious pediatric diseases that were not yet conquered by immunizations. We cared for very ill children and her expertise was very helpful to a new pediatrician. I always knew that I could trust her assessment of patients when she called me at home about a new problem. But more than that she was a true friend and a team leader. Her cheerful spirit always encouraged other members of the department and it doesn't surprise me that her obituary describes her continued helping hand and encouragement of others in her later years. Her faith was put into action each day.
I have often thought about her but did not know how to contact her. I'm sure that her family has a treasure of good memories and she will live on in my memory as a very special person in my life.
John Neale MD


Posted at 09:29am
I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing, although I had lost track of her whereabouts. I worked with Phyllis in Pediatrics in the late seventies & early eighties. I was the Head Nurse at the time and could always count on Phyllis & Kate (3-11) to keep everything under control. She was a great nurse and certainly an asset to our staffing!!

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Indiana, PA 15701-3935