Elvira A. Mariani Nicolia

October 28th, 1921 - September 11th, 2018

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     Elvira A. (Mariani) Nicolia, 96, of Erie, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at St. Mary’s Home of Erie.  Born on October 28, 1921 in Erie she was a daughter of the late Gabriel and Adoloratta (Tuttolani) Mariani. 

          Elvira was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Church.  She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, playing scrabble, and was an avid reader.  Her greatest joy in life was her family. 

         Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Nicolia; son-in-law, Gary Bokoch and sister, Marian Francis. 

        She is survived by her children, Sam Nicolia, wife Julie, Janet Bokoch, David Nicolia, wife Ellen, and Mary Ann Kuta, husband Jan; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, wife Julie, Mario, wife Kristen, Daniel, wife Alyssia, Jennifer, husband Jonathan, Samantha, Bryan and Rebecca, fiancé Matthew; 10 great grandchildren, Devyn, Anthony, Isaiah, Presley, DeMario, Jamien, Sariyah, Jayce, Bryan and Kaitlyn;  and many nieces and nephews. 

        Friends may call on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of a funeral mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 2701 East Avenue.  Inurnment will be private at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  

The family would like to thank the entire staff at St. Mary’s Home for the wonderful care given to her and her late husband Sam during their stay.

           In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Church or to St. Mary’s Home of Erie, 607 East 26th St., Erie, PA 16504. 

           Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th St.