Maria was born in Petrizzi, Cantanzaro, Calabria, Italy to the late Anthony and Teresa Celia Viscomi. She passed away peacefully at her home. The family emigrated from Italy in 1947, when Maria was 14. They entered the US at Ellis Island and the family immediately settled in South Philadelphia, where she lived till her death. She sailed to the US on the SS Vulcania, which was the sister ship to the ill-fated Andrea Doria.
Maria went to work in the men's clothing business, where she spent most of her working career. She was employed by W. Seitchik and Sons, manufacturer of Men's Suits. She originally worked for them at the plant at 19th and Allegheny and moved with them to their location in Juniata. She retired after near 25 years of service. She was known to be a strong willed lady and a hard worker. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and sewing. One of favorite things was dressing up in her best attire.
She is the devoted mother of Denise Mullin and Diana Ilisco. She is the loving and cherished Gram to her granddaughter, Melissa Mullin Gohn, by whom she will be sadly missed. She is the dear sister of Antoinetta Iezzi, Vincent Viscomi and John Viscomi.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass, on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 11 AM, in Holy Name of Jesus Church, 701 East Gaul Street Fishtown, Phila 19125. There will be a gathering time beginning at 10 AM in the Church. She will be laid to rest with her beloved parents in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA.
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