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Obituary: Dina Marinelli, of Canonsburg

April 27, 1941 - Sept. 19, 2012

Dina Palma DiNardo D’Alessandro Marinelli, 71, of Canonsburg, peacefully went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in her home, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born April 27, 1941 in Barisciano, Italy, the daughter of the late Idolo and Maria Assunta Veglia DiNardo. She was sister to the Serafino and Antonio DiNardo of Italy.

She immigrated to the United States in 1951 at 12 years of age to live with her adoptive parents (aunt and uncle) Flaviano and Concetta D’Alessandro in Muse, where she attended Canon-McMillan School.

On Feb. 20, 1960 she married her beloved husband Alfredo J. Marinelli of more than 52 years, who survives.

She worked tirelessly raising her four children and keeping a loving home in Canonsburg.

She was a licensed cosmetologist and member of the Christian Mothers at Holy Rosary Church where she regularly attended Mass for nearly 60 years until she became ill.

Mrs. Marinelli was passionate about cooking and meticulously maintained a collection of hundreds of recipes that she made for her family. She enjoyed traveling with her family, shopping, gardening at home, and teaching her grandchildren crafts.

She was a loving and deeply devoted mother and “nonna” to her children and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Mary C (David) Semich and Tino L. (Pasquale) DiCello of Bridgeville, Theresa C. Ransil of Canonsburg, and Anthony J. (Sandy) Marinelli or Mt. Lebanon. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Julia C. Ransil, Sofia M. Marinelli, Santino J. Marinelli and Carlino V. Cubito.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 194 E. College St. Canonsburg.

Pre-Mass prayers will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Rosary Church in Republic. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Canonsburg.

For more information or to leave online condolences, visit the DeAngelo Funeral Home website here.

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