Emma Ethel Ward Moscatello


Mrs. Emma Ethel Ward Moscatello, 92, wife of the late Charles L. Moscatello Sr. and a resident of Onancock, formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in Onancock.

Born April 7, 1926, in Shamokin, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Burnice Rudolph Ward Sr. and Honorata “Hazel” Raezkowski Ward. Mrs. Moscatello graduated from Cape Charles High School and was a longtime member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Onley. As the mother of eleven children, the all-encompassing tasks relating to that responsibility were done with great love and care throughout her life. Becoming a great chef, no doubt, contributed greatly in her family’s journey and carried over to making sure all who were fortunate to be in her presence were always fed sufficiently and never hungry or thirsty.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the kind staff at the Hermitage who became family during her recent stay with them.

Mrs. Moscatello is survived by ten children, Michael, of Texas, Donald, of Fla., Patricia, of S.C., Virginia, of Fla., John, of Wis., Joseph and Robert, both of Texas; Mary, of Md., and Stephen and Ann, both of Va.; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her loving husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son, Charles; her sister, Frances Killmer; and two brothers, Capt. William Evans and Burnice R. “Bub” Ward Jr.

A memorial mass will be conducted from St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Rogelio Abadano officiating. Urn interment will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Towanda, Pa., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 860, Onley, VA  23418, Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA  23418, or to the Jo Dahlke CNA Scholarship Fund at the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore. This fund will support nursing assistants who wish to pursue a nursing degree. Please make checks payable to Hermitage on the Eastern Shore, and mail to 23610 North St. Onancock, VA  23417, with memo designating the scholarship fund.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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