Maria 'Mary' Buzzanca

Maria 'Mary' Rosaria Buzzanca (Cianferra)

Monday, December 17th, 1923 - Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Maria Rosaria 'Mary' Buzzanca, 95, of Clearfield passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Mountain Laurel and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

She was born on December 17, 1923 in the war-raveged city of Casacanditella, Italy. Mary was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Emilia (Di Ioria) Cianferra from Chieti, Italy.

She came to the US when she married the late Salvatore Buzzanca in 1960, and later became a US citizen.

Mary was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield. She retired from Leitzingers Department Store after serving many years as a seamstress/tailor. Mary enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, and telling stories of her youth in Italy and difficult times during the war.

She is survived by two step children, Carolyn Smeal and husband Darrell of Clearfield, and Frank Buzzanca and wife Ilse of Lakeland, FL; four grandchildren, Tiffany Shoffner and husband Adam of Downingtown, Adam Smeal and wife Brittany of Buckeye, AZ, Kristen Stehle and husband Eric of Lakeland, FL, and Frank Buzzanca and wife Stacia of Wellington, FL; eight great grandchildren, Olliver and Sofia Smeal, Josephine and Anthony Shoffner, Katie and Olivia Buzzanca; and Max and Nicholas Kieffer; a sister, Anna Lemme of Switzerland; and several nieces in Italy.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Giacinto Cianferra and Vera Iezzi, both formerly of Pescara, Italy.

A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.

Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield is in charge of arrangements.

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John H. Foradora

Posted at 11:34am
In the small world we live in Mary's cousin Susan (Frazetto) Bleyer of Chicago became my Sister in law in 1992. I was practicing law then and would stop at her house whenever I had a case in Clearfield. She would always feed me and we would have a wonderful visit talking about Italy and our traditions. Many family stories. I will always cherish those visits.
She was such an upbeat person always made my day.
She was a great person and will be greatly missed
John H. Foradora

Larry & Sandy Proud

Posted at 06:01pm
What a great lady . I always enjoyed talking to her when doing small jobs in her house. My prayers are with you.

Lemme-Cianferra and Schaller-Lemme families

Posted at 09:05am
In memoria alla cara zia Maria

Anna and Nicola Lemme-Cianferra
Beat, Antonella and Valentina Schaller-Lemme
Italy and Switzerland
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