Virginia M. Corcetti Cammisa, age 102, of Butler, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017, at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Hooversville, PA, on September 12, 1915, she was a daughter of the late M. Mike and Amelia DePaolis Corcetti.
She was a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church since 1934. While attending there, her spirit of giving and service shone. She spent two years as president of the Ladies Guild, and she was a member of the Parish Council and Ministry of Hospitality at the church. In addition, she was a member of numerous other committees, and, in 1999, she was named the “Honored Volunteer”. In 1980, Virginia, along with Father Ettore DeNapoli and Sister Ruth Neff, started the “55 and Alive” club at Saint Michael.
She was very active in the Butler community. Virginia was a past president of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the Italian Fraternal Ladies Auxiliary. Her most notable achievement was her 35 years of volunteering at Sunnyview Home and her leadership as president of the auxiliary for three years. She was especially proud of the flea markets held there and her part in fundraising for the home. The Butler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was also a recipient of her caring service. She volunteered for 18 years as a cashier in the “Coffee Shop”.
Virginia was proud to be a homemaker. She also was employed as a seamstress and tailor for the McCarren’s and J.C. Penney stores. In addition, she worked out of her home and for Joseph Russo, a tailor.
She is survived by one son, Vincent “Jim” Cammisa; one daughter, Mary Lu Steighner and her husband, Ronald, of Butler; one sister, Carmella Shirley, of Ford City; five grandchildren, Gary Cammisa and his wife, Alma, Thomas Cammisa and his wife, Brenda, Lisa Ann Steighner, Steven Steighner and his wife, Shelly, and Crystal M. Dyckes and her husband, Robert; nine great-grandchildren, Emele, Evan, Chad, Corey, Curtis and Ava Cammisa, Ashley and Matthew Steighner, and Natalya Dyckes; two great-great grandchildren, Olivia and Camden Cammisa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Hector E. Cammisa, who passed away in 1980; one grandson, Scott V. Cammisa; four brothers, Samuel, Louis, John and Joseph Corcetti; three sisters, Caroline Abraham, Amelia Corcetti, and Lucy Veltz; and a daughter-in-law, Betty Cammisa.
Friends will be received in the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Avenue, Butler, on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 432 Center Avenue, Butler.
Burial will take place in Saint Michael’s Cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 146 North Monroe Street, Butler, PA 16001.