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Judith A. Carnesali

July 6, 2014

Judith A. Carnesali, 75, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and a former resident of Ridgway, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born July 21, 1938 in Kersey, daughter of the late Antonio and Julia Gornati Cesa.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1956. Judy was a retired nurse having worked at the former Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway for 20 years and had also worked at Girton’s Flower Shop in Ridgway for many years.
Judy was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking.
She is survived by three sons, Carmen J. Carnesali of Portsmouth, N.H., Gill A. Carnesali of Willow Grove, and Gregory A. Carnesali of Portsmouth, N.H.; and by close friends John and Paula McMurray of St. Marys.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John H. Carnesali on April 3, 1986; three sisters, Dora Surra, Rose Rodd, and Regina Gatto; four brothers, Ray Cesa, Gildo Cesa, Gelindo Cesa, and Gilio Cesa; and by longtime companion Bob Huber.
Private funeral services for Judith A. Carnesali were held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Burial was in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
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