Sarah L. (Sabella) Fortuna

Born: Mon., Nov. 11, 1929
Died: Fri., Mar. 8, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 10, 2013
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Mar. 11, 2013

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Sarah L. Fortuna, 83, of Hermitage, passed away at 9:30 am on Friday March 8, 2013 at Sharon Regional Health System following an extended illness.  
Sarah was born on November 11, 1929 to Frank and Catherine (Lyden) Sabella in Youngstown, OH. She graduated from Sharpsville High School class of 1947. Sarah worked at First National Bank, Daffins Candies, Westinghouse, and was co-owner of the Cookery Resturant in Hermitage, PA. On October 26th, 1946 she married the late Joseph Paul Fortuna who passed away July 29th, 2007.
Sarah was a member of St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Sharpsville, PA. She was a member of the Girls Card Club and enjoyed sewing, being a seamstress, crocheting, and reading.
Sarah is survived by her 2 daughters - Sarah Jo (Frank) Basta of Hermitage, PA, Carita (Frank) Ferguson of Hermitage, PA; 2 sons - James (Donna) Fortuna of Vienna, OH, Joseph Martin (Kathryn) Fortuna of Hermitage, PA; sister - Kay (Herb) Shake of San Antonio, TX; 4 granddaughters - Amanda Fortuna, Natalie (Russel) Robar, Kendall Schnez, Lindsay Schenz; 5 grandsons - Neal Prample, Frank (Jessica) Ferguson, Justin Fortuna, Joseph (Jessica) Fortuna, Jordan Fortuna; 5 great-grandsons - Nicholas McElwain, Brandon Logan, Colin Robar, Noah Prample, Issak Prample; and great-granddaughter - Emma Ferguson.
She was preceded in death by father, Frank Sabella, mother, Catherine Sabella, husband, Joseph Paul Fortuna, daughter, Cynthia Schenz, and granddaughter, Catherine "Katie" Prample, brother, Robert Sabella.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:00 am at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Sharpsville, PA, with Father Marc Stockton, officiating.
Internment will take place in the St. Marys Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Childrens Center of Mercer County 900 N. Hermitage Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148.

Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Beverly & George Jones
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
We are so sad to hear about Sarah's passing. We know she was very loved by all. I am sure the family can find peace in all the wonderful memories you have of Sarah. May God bless and comfort your family at this time.

Sue Staul
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
My sincerest sympathy to your family at the passing of dear Sarah. She was such a delight to talk with--always positive and pleasant. She so loved her family and delighted in telling stories of her children's escapades and how she kept one step ahead of you. When the great grandchildren were born, she bubbled with pride. Of course you miss her, but so do many others. You were blessed, and so was she. God be with Sarah.

Patricia Dever
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.
Patricia Krugh Dever

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