Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Margaret Mary Giunta (nee Vattilana)


Margaret Mary Giunta (nee Vattilana) passed away peacefully on January 31 at her home in West Chester, PA.

Born on October 19, 1925, to Vincenza (Josephine) D’Onofrio Vattilana and J. Frank Vattilana in Kennett Square, PA. She attended schools in the Kennett Square and Chadds Ford areas and worked for a short time at Schramm’s in West Chester.

Margaret married Anthony Giunta on June 8, 1946 in St. Agnes Church. They lived together in West Chester until his death in November 2007.

Margaret was predecease­d by her parents, her sisters Catherine and Lucy, and her brothers Benito, Frank, and William. She is survived by a sister Eleanor Whitely and husband Fred of Robesonia, PA; a sister Helen Capodhanno of Lewes, DE, and a brother Rudolph Vattilana and wife Judy of Wichita, KS. She is survived also by sister-in-laws Sante Amento of Wilmington, DE and Josephine Carbo of Downingtow­n. She was predecease­d by her infant daughter Dorothy in 1955. Surviving children are Loretta Watson and Patrick Giunta of Phoenixvil­le, PA, James Giunta of Coatesvill­e, PA, and Anthony Giunta and his wife Joyce of Media, PA. She will be missed by grandchild­ren Rebecca DelRossi and husband Anthony of West Chester, Pa, and Sarah Weaver and husband Scott of Rising Sun, MD, as well as by the children of her siblings and sisters- and brothers-in-law.

She greatly enjoyed her great grandchild­ren, Aaron and Alexander DelRossi, and looked forward to the birth of Sarah and Scott’s child in the summer.

Margaret was a member of St. Agnes R.C. Church and the West Chester Senior Center. She was an expert quilter, often teaching hand quilting at Tel Hai in Honeybrook, PA. She enjoyed the last six years of her life with her children and many new friends at Harrison Hill Apartments, West Chester.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11:00 am on Friday, April 28, 2023 at St. Agnes Cemetery, Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA.

Condolence­s may be made offered by visiting:www. foundsfery­o.com.

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