Age 97, of Beechview, on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John A. Barbati; loving mother of John A. (Karen Buratti) and Ronald (Kathryn) Barbati; grandmother of Anthony (Jen) Barbati and Renee (Michael) Sanders; great-grandmother of Kyler and Maevin Barbati and Harper Sanders. Born in Quadrelle, Italy, Carmelina immigrated to the United States in December of 1947 as a war bride. After struggling to learn English and American customs, she worked for many years as a seamstress to help support her family. Throughout her life, she maintained her treasured traditions through her enjoyment of Italian music, her excellent culinary skills and her humble Catholic faith. Her inspirational strength and perseverance saw the family through many challenges. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday only at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Entombment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Add a tribute at:
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PostedSeptember 05, 2017