Della Ann Panebianco

Della Ann Panebianco, 91, of Jamestown, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in the Lutheran Home and Reha-bilitation Center.

A lifelong area resident, she was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Leonard and Rose Fantanzza Chiazzese.

In earlier years, she was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and was a volunteer at the St. James Thrift Shop for over 20 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Laura Lucas (Dennis Kud-zy) of Edina, Minn.; and a sister, Ida Galati of Tucson, Ariz.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Panebianco, whom she married March 3, 1954, and who died Dec. 19, 2014; a son, Frank Panebianco who died July 3, 2013; a sister, Lillian Ray; and two brothers: Raymond Chiazzese and Joseph Chiazzese.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Visitation will not be observed. Inurnment will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Second Chances Humane Society Thrift Store, 707 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.

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