Concetta Azzarella, 96, known as "Kay", a resident of Graystone Manor, Altoona, formerly of Johnstown, died Friday, October 15, 2021 at UPMC Altoona. Born on May 27, 1925 in Johnstown, daughter of John and Antonette (Zagarino) Bennese.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul Azzarella, brothers Louis Bennese and Domenick "Tony" Bennese, and grandson-in-law Craig Turner.
Survived by daughter Paulette, wife of Louis Gresik, of Altoona; granddaughters Dr. Carolyn, wife of Lawrence Hagg, of Hollidaysburg and Valerie Turner, of High Point NC; great grandchildren 2nd Lt. Nathan Hagg (Alyssa McGee), Megan Hagg, Ryan Hagg, Brady Turner, Becca Turner; brother Joseph Bennese, married to Elvira, of Clearfield; sisters-in-law, Eva Domen and Janet Bennese. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Kay was a Johnstown High School graduate and retired from Greater Johnstown School District as a teacher's aide after 40 years, and was a member of the PSEA.
Kay was a lifelong member of St. Anthony, now St. Clare Parish, where she was a choir member, CCD Teacher, festival worker and baker for the Nut Roll Fundraisers.
Kay enjoyed baking wedding cakes and Italian cookies for her family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends received from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.
Funeral Mass will follow at 12 Noon at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Fr. George Gulash. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Clare of Assisi Church, 124 Maple Avenue, Johnstown PA 15901 in memory of Kay.
St. Clare of Assisi Church
124 Maple Avenue, Johnstown PA 15901