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Josephine Vincenza Vaiana Pelligra, age 95, passed away peacefully in Malkaoff, TX on April 23, 2017.
Ms. Pelligra was born February 26, 1922 in Chicago, IL to Lorenzo Antonio Vaiana and Anna Marie Genco Vaiana.
She worked many years for North America Airlines and NASA.
Preceding her in death are her parents Lorenzo and Anna Marie Vaiana, husband Ellisio Foust Pelligra, son Tommy Lawrence Pelligra, grandson Lawrence Pelligra, sisters Rosemary Cox and Ann Neal.
She is survived by son Edward Salvatore Pelligra and wife Marlene, son Larry Foust Pelligra, grandchildren Duane Pelligra, Debbie Pelligra, Dawn Pelligra, Dale Pelligra, Mark Pelligra, Angela Pelligra, Cheryl Pelligra, Danny Pelligra, Julie Pelligra, great-grandchildren Amber Arnold, Miranda Peach, Summer Ryan, and Bowman Ryan. Her legacy continues with seven great-great grandchildren Cohen Arnold, Lillian Peach, Skyela Cerini, Serenity Ryan, Ethan Ryan, Elizabeth Ryan and Scarlet Ryan. She is also survived by her niece Vicky Ann Williams.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 26 from 10 AM - 12 PM at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX. Mass will follow at Mary Queen of Heaven Cemetery at 12 PM.
Serving as Pallbearers are Edward Pelligra, Debbie Pelligra, Dale Pelligra, Larry Pelligra, Clifton Arnold, and Corey Peach.
Published on April 24, 2017
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