Yola Iavarone On Sunday September 7, 2008,
Yola Iavarone, age 89,
a resident of Erie was taken to her Heavenly Father to join her beloved husband, Edmond S. Iavarone. She was born in Ellwood City, Pa. on September 16, 1918, the daughter of the late Vincent and Quintina Corsi Vitelli. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and belonged to their Altar Society. Yola had a love of music and dancing. Sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking for her family and friends were a major part of her life. Card club was one of her favorite get togethers with her many friends. She was affectionately known as the "Hat Lady", always wearing a sparkle filled sun hat outdoors. Besides her parents, Yola was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edmond, whom she married on September 18, 1937; a brother Leo Vitelli and his wife Laura; two sisters, Antoinette Grossi and Gina Esposito and husband Dominick. Yola is survived by a son Edmond J. Iavarone and his wife Thelma; and two daughters Louise Pilney and her husband Donald and Arlene Iavarone, all of Erie. She is further survived by seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law Adam Grossi; special friends, Della & Jack and many other relatives. Friends are invited to call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Thursday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church."