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Antonietta  Ferrantelli
Antonietta Ferrantelli

November 13, 2017
Born in San Giorgio Morgeto, Italy
Resided in Howell, Michigan
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Antonietta ( Luberto ) Ferrantelli was born in the town of San Giorgio Morgeto, province of Reggio Calabria in southern Italy just north of Sicily on June 2,1920.

She was the youngest of five children. Two brothers, Dominic and George Luberto and two sisters, Angela ( Siciliano ) Luberto and Vittoria ( Como ) Luberto preceded her in death.
Her parents were Mamma Stella ( Amato ) Luberto and Michele ( Michael ) Luberto. Her father Michael Luberto traveled numerous times to the United States looking for work opportunities at the turn of the 19th century to provide for his family. He instilled a desire for immigration to the United States for his family.
Antonietta Ferrantelli emigrated to the United States in 1951 and married Anthony Ferrantelli in June of 1952. Anthony Ferrantelli, a World War II Veteran who passed away in 1980.
Although Antonietta Ferrantelli had no children, she loved and was loved by many of her numerous nieces and nephews as their second mother.

During her long life Antonietta Ferrantelli was a deeply religious person praying with her rosary daily, and attending church every Sunday at Assumption Grotto Parish in the City of Detroit where she was a parishioner for over 50 years.
Devoted to family and close friends, Antonietta Ferrantelli also ventured into business with her husband Anthony in the early 1960’s and opened the Dairy Delite ice cream shop at 21250 Gratiot Avenue in East Detroit
( currently Eastpointe ) Michigan. For over 10 years the business flourished with Antonietta Ferrantelli’s devotion and hard work. The building the Ferrantelli’s constructed still stands today as a reminder of their perseverance.
Antonietta Ferrantelli has been affectionately known by family and friends as Tsi-Tsi . It is an americanized version of Zia meaning Aunt in Italian and was first used by the younger children of the Luberto family. Throughout her long life the name stuck and Tsi-Tsi is survived by her immediate family...

Michael Angelo ( and Katie ) Luberto Stella ( Luberto ) Finnegan
Paula ( Luberto ) ( and Roger ) Bjornstad Elizabeth ( Luberto ) ( and John ) Peters Giorgio and Lucia Como
Rina Como
Bruna ( Como ) ( and Erminio ) Valentini Michael John ( and Judy ) Luberto Annalisa ( Luberto ) and ( Bruce ) Ebanks Aida Luberto
Rosanna ( Luberto ) and Glenn Janes Stella ( Siciliano ) Billardello
Norma ( Siciliano ) Silivestro
and many great nieces and nephews
Antonietta Ferrantelli’s life can best be summarized by the words below expressing her loving devotion to Family.
There’s a special kind of closeness that only families know
That begins with childhood trust and deepens as you grow
There’s a special kind of happiness in sharing little things
The laughter, smiles, and quiet talks that daily living brings
There is a special kind of comfort in knowing your family’s there to back you up, to cheer you up, to understand and care
Of all the treasures life may bring, your family means the most And whether near or far apart, that love will hold you close
We all miss you very much Tsi-Tsi and may God bless you and keep you in his heavenly home where you have love and peace.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 3-8 PM with a rosary at 7 PM at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe Woods, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road.

In state Saturday 9:30 AM until time of funeral Mass 10 AM at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48205.
Emtombment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital www.stjoeshealth.org/hospice

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Carissimi Cugini
In questo momento di dolore per la grave perdita della cara Zia Antonietta la quale,
ha terminato il suo cammino terreno per intraprendere quello eterno dove,
sicuramente accolta dai genitori Michelangelo e Stella i fratelli e sorelle,
Giorgio, Domenico, Angela e Vittoria, ricomponendo ciò che è stato l'origine della nostra vita, insegnandoci i valori dell'amore e dell'umiltà accompagnati da una profonda fede cristiana. Tutti loro per noi, sono stati il simbolo dell'operosità, di iniziali sacrifici e della costanza nel perseguire obbiettivi che oggi singolarmente godiamo. La zia pur non avendo avuto figli, ha amato ognuno di noi come suoi figli,
trasmettendoci con religiosa fede l'amore per Cristo risorto. Lo stesso Cristo che oggi l' haccolta insieme ai suoi angeli e santi. Non può esserci altro posto che quello che si è meritato per il suo costante cammino di fede. Ricordiamola nei nostri cuori con preghiere di un eterno riposo e, lei dall'alto dei cieli pregherà per tutti noi.
La dipartita della zia rafforzi in noi l'unione e l'amore reciproco, come lei ha sempre auspicato e, con semplicità ci raccomandava.
Avendo subito una operazione da un mese, non riesco con grande rammarico ad essere con voi nell'accompagnare la zia nel suo ultimo cammino terreno. Sono certo che saprete rappresentare tutti noi dell'altra parte dell'oceano.
Grazie Michael per tutto ciò che hai fatto per la zia, rimanendogli costantemente vicino nella gioia e nel suo dolore, per questo tutti noi in Italia te ne siamo riconoscenti.
Con una preghiera di eterno riposo per la zia, vi invio un caloroso abbraccio a tutti voi.
Piergiorgio

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Visitation
A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe Woods
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI United States 48236
Friday, November 17, 2017
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Resurrection
Assumption Grotto Catholic Church
13770 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI United States 48205
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 AM
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