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Anita D Traini
September 12, 1925 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Anita D Traini, 97, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2023 at Allegheny Valley Hospital. She was born on September 12, 1925 in Vandergrift to the late Pasquale and Francesca (Caliguiri) Intrieri.
Anita was formerly employed as a library assistant for many years. She was a member of Mt. St. Peter Addolorata Society and was a Sacristan for over 25 years at the church taking meticulous care of all the altar linens and dressings. She volunteered at the church for numerous events including the Italian Festa. Anita was a member of the New Kensington YMCA, Alle-Kiski Senior Citizens Club, New Kensington Eagles, and VFW of Lower Burrell. She was a founding member of The Ezekiel 37 Prayer Group at Mt. St. Peter. Anita was always known for her positive attitude, her profound wisdom, her contagious laughter, her love for her Lord Jesus, her generous heart, and her love for her family!
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vespucci “Butch” Traini in 2012. Anita was also preceded in death by 4 brothers, Louis, James, Albert, and baby Louis Intrieri and 7 sisters, Mary Cimino, Stella Zupanovich, Irene Ferriera, Sr. M. Joan, OSB, Clementine Percell, Eleanor Hudek, and Rosalind LeFevre. Also preceding Anita were 2 grandsons, Benjamin Ansani and Vincenzo Traini.
Anita is survived by 2 sons, Umberto and Vespucci “Skip” (Cathy) Traini of New Kensington, 2 daughters Marian (Tom) Ansani of Lower Burrell and Geralyn (John) Shreiner of Mt. Zion, IL. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Jonathan (Candace) Ansani, Anita (Oliver) Bedwell, Alexandra “Allie” (Joseph) Gizoni, Sonja (Adam) Shaw, Krista (Ben) Cogan, Erica (Tim) Alford, John “Nick” Shreiner, Michelle (Dustin) Ziegler, Kaitlynn ”Katie” (William) Harris, Norine Sobotka, Olivia (James) Wallace, and Nathan Traini, 27 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends will be received on Thursday, August 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, Inc, 1509 Fifth Avenue, Arnold, John Paul Bertucci owner/Supervisor. During the visitation, the Ezekiel 37 Prayer Group will hold a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 4 in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter R.C. Church in New Kensington. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Arnold.