Maria Labella (nee Cifolelli) Apr 15, 1932 - Jan 09, 2020
Maria Labella (nee Cifolelli) originally of Miranda, Italy passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2020. Maria lived her life appreciating beauty in the simple things around her – from the flowers she’d pick on her walks to a handpainted plate on the dinner table. For generations, she took care of her large family with a grace and strong-willed nature that transcended her time, and of course there was never shortage of her incomparable cooking. Nothing made her happier than feeding her loved ones and spending time together in the kitchen.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Nicola.
The matriarch of a boisterous clan, Maria is survived and will be deeply missed by her children and in-laws: Carmelina and Bob Conlan, Gabriella Labella, Tonino Labella, Cynthia Labella, Lorenzo and Rickina Labella; grandchildren: Giuliana and Meghan Labella, Samantha Kitain, Jessica Kitain, Philip and Jessica Plate Kitain, Silvana Labella, Adriana Labella, Michael Kitain, Nicholas Labella; great-granddaughter: Aida Labella; siblings Pietro (Alessandra) Cifolelli, Angelina Barile; and two generations of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Nolan Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave, Aston, PA from 7:00 - 8:45 pm followed by a brief prayer service.
Funeral service and internment will take place in Miranda, Italy in the coming weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her beloved hometown church Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta.
Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home
Begins: Jan 17, 2020 8:45pm - 9:00pm5980 Chichester Ave
Aston, PA 19014
Josephine Amoroso says:Submitted on: Jan 14, 2020
During our visits with your mom, her presence was one of beauty and peace. She always displaced love and kindness. It was a pleasure to be with her, and I am so blessed to have had her in my company.
Maria Catherine Massini says:Submitted on: Jan 13, 2020
My prayers are with the Labella family. Such a wonderful women.
Leo and Clelia Duronio says:Submitted on: Jan 12, 2020
Our deepest condolences for all of you. Zia was a wonderful women kind, loving and always generous. I think of her fondly every time I make her biscotti recipe that she gave me one summer in Miranda. God Bless her and keep her in his loving care.
nancy j schreiber says:Submitted on: Jan 12, 2020
Our love and condolences, Bill and Nancy Clardy