Mary Jane (Priestas) Trumbetta, 91, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Latrobe Care Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Joseph Priestas and the late Anna (Vogas) Priestas. Mary Jane's quiet and humble demeanor shed limited light on her lively past. She skipped a grade in school to graduate at the top of her class, loved to drive her red convertible on the streets of Latrobe and supported the war effort working in the local Paragon Manufacturing Co. making grenades during World War II. Prior to her marriage, Mary Jane worked as an assistant manager at Woolworth and Grant's department stores. She also spent years volunteering at St. John the Evangelist School as a lunch lady and teacher aide. Mary Jane's loving nature and quiet humor will be greatly missed by those close to her. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Charles John Trumbetta, in 2006; four siblings, Anna Marie Koski, Joseph Priestas, Katherine Wellek and Paul "Pete" Priestas; as well as several brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her son, Charles Joseph Trumbetta and his wife, Jeanine, of Latrobe; three grandchildren whom she adored, Christopher, Patrick and Cassandra Trumbetta, all of Latrobe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frances Priestas, Irene Trumbetta, Thomas and Rose Trumbetta, Richard and Marianna Trumbetta and Evelyn and Robert Zaccagnini; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at St. John the Evangelist Church with Father Anthony J. Carbone. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Latrobe. The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of the Latrobe Care Center for the years of friendship and loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to Latrobe Care Center, 501 Alexandria St., Latrobe, PA 15650. To send condolences, visit www.FrederickFuneralHome.com .
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