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Ena C. Iacobucci Degeorge

d. November 28, 2022

Ena C. Iacobucci DeGeorge

Ena C. Iacobucci DeGeorge, age 88, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Montenero Val Cocchiara, Italy on February 1, 1934, a daughter of the late Alfonso and Maria Pallotto Iacobucci.

Ena lived through the horrors of World War II where she was forced to hide in the mountains during the bombings. In 1951, she left her small village in Italy and arrived in Erie via Ellis Island at the age of 17 to bravely begin a new life. She attended night school to learn English and got a job at Firch's Bakery, where she met her devoted husband of 65 years. In 1957, Ena and Tom were married and began their journey together. They would raise three children and eventually build their dream home.

Ena was a member of the Montenero Society and the Italian American Women's Association. She was a faithful visitor to the Carmelites and often baked pizzelles for the priests, nuns, and the Bishop. Her faith ran deep and she demonstrated that by attending morning mass regularly and participated in the daily recitation of the rosary and weekly adoration. Ena loved her family deeply and was happiest when she was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a social butterfly whose smile and laughter was contagious. She will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Norina Narducci, Remo Iacobucci, and Berta DiFillippo; sons-in-law, John Polenta, M.D. and Alec Lamis, Ph.D.; mother and father in-law Rose and Dominic DeGeorge; brothers-in-law Frank Narducci, Emilio DiFillippo, and Sam Jones.

She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas A. DeGeorge, Sr.; her daughters: Roseann (DeGeorge) Polenta (Frank Ricca) and Renée (DeGeorge) Lamis; her son, Thomas A. DeGeorge, Jr. (Amy); Grandchildren: Frank Polenta, Christina Polenta (Eric Magenheimer), Peter, Alexander, and Nico Lamis, her sisters-in-law Sandra Jones and Anna Iacobucci, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends may call on Friday, December 9, 2022 at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and are invited to a service there on Saturday, December 10, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. George Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

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