Angeline M. Vavala Natale, 89, of Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of Youngsville, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born February 17, 1923 in Morrison, PA to the late Joseph and Vincentina Zaffino Vavala. She had resided in Youngsville most of her life, having lived in Scottsdale, AZ for the past 20 years.
She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Scottsdale, AZ, and a former member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville. She was an active member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Luke's and was so devoted to her faith and the many activities celebrated there. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and loving grandmother, in addition to her outstanding Italian cooking and talent as a seamstress. She was the consummate homemaker.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jeanne M. Natale and Susan Natale Gulick (Chuck), all of Scottsdale, AZ, 1 brother James J. Vavala of Warren, PA, 2 grandchildren Bethany Gulick and Andrew Gulick both of Scottsdale, AZ, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Natale, whom she married on September 23, 1944, 2 sisters Rose Natale and Jean Vavala, 4 brothers Bruno, Carl, Sam, and Frank Vavala and an infant son, James Natale.
Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M., where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. by Fr. John Neff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Luke's R.C. Church on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Luke's R.C. Church, 420 N. Main Street, Youngsville, PA 16371, and email condolences may be submitted by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.