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Anna Vincenzia Germana

January 2, 1937 ~ February 25, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Anna Germana Obituary

Anna Vincenzia Germana
January 2, 1937 – February 25, 2023


That’s Amore - that’s LOVE! That’s the song that was playing as Mama G passed in the arms of her loving daughter Maria. It was a fitting song - If you had to describe Anna in one word it was LOVE. She loved her husband Carmen through some hard times. She loved her three kids. She was a typical Italian mother, mostly devoted to her eldest son Sam. She loved her daughters Anna and Maria too… even though she may have been a little disappointed that neither one of them grew up to be a movie star like Doris Day. She was an amazing caregiver. She took care of her mother-in-law (Maria Germana) in her home until she died at the age of 106. She loved her friends. She was the one that took care of friends as they were dying.  She loved to be out and about and it was difficult to wrangle her into spending a full day with any one person. Another word to describe her would be Courageous. A poor 19-year-old with no English speaking skills (she only went through the 3rd grade in her hometown of Santo Stefano di Rogliano, Italy) moved to the US with her older sister Romilda to work at a dress factory. She often talked about how hard the work was.  She met Carmen at a wedding and accepted a ride home with him because he had a nice car (otherwise she would have had to walk from the AmSlo back to Hornerstown).  In her younger days you could find her working in her garden in Old Conemaugh Boro, hauling a group of preteens to Liberty pool in her Jeep, or inviting friends over for coffee and conversation about their husbands and kids. In her older years, she enjoyed sitting in her sunroom with her fireplace that kept her warm. After Carmen died, her mental and physical health declined rapidly and she moved into assisted living. Her daughter Maria never stopped trying to keep her as healthy as possible with exercises to Dean Martin and Doris Day songs. She was the last of her four sisters to pass.  She will be remembered fondly by family and friends. We have so many funny stories about Anna that she could have starred in a sitcom. 

The family is encouraging friends to share their stories from 6-8 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, 404 Walters Avenue, (Near PA Drivers Center and Armory). We will celebrate her life with a Roman Catholic Mass at St. Clare’s of Assisi Church, formerly St. Anthony’s in Woodvale, at 10 AM on Friday, March 3, 2023. She will rest at St. Joseph Mausoleum. The family invites friends to share a meal and stories at Anthony’s Restaurant on Scalp Avenue around noon on Friday.

The family wants to express gratitude for the fine care that Anna received from Interim Healthcare and her caregivers. 

Anna is survived by Samuel Germana (Tammy), his children Annette Huang (Michael – Washington DC) and Elizabeth Carnicella (Big Mike – Jersey City, NJ) and their 2 year old daughter Violet Vincenzia (named after her maternal grandmothers). Her middle daughter is Anna Scholes (Christopher), their children Camellia (Boston MA) and Anthony Scholes (Spokane, WA), and her “Oops” Maria Wilson (Randy).

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 2, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Duca Funeral Home - East Hills Chapel & Crematory
404 Walters Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904

Funeral Mass
Friday
March 3, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Clare of Assisi Parish
124 Maple Ave
Johnstown, PA 15901

Entombment

St. Joseph Cemetery
2332 Bedford Street
Geistown, PA 15904

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