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September 21, 2017

Jilda D. Tegnelia – Monessen

Jilda D. Tegnelia, 101, of Monessen, died on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in her home. Born in Monessen on July 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Mary Iacavino Caterino. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and its Ladies Guild, CD of A court 776. Jilda for many years enjoyed volunteering at Mon Valley Hospital. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James; three sisters, Ida, Pearl and Matalde; and two brothers, Anthony and Dominic. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James (Sandra) Tegnelia of Albuquerque, N.M., Carl (Wendy) Tegnelia of Irvine, Calif., and Anthony (Jean)  Tegnelia of Miami, Fla; seven grandchildren, Abby, Ryan, Steven, Elizabeth, Michael (Becca), Jonathan (Chani) and Daniel Tegnelia; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mary Spizirri of Lauren, Calif. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at ROBERT A. BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Grand Boulevard and Marion Avenue, Monessen, www.billicksfuneralhome.com. A Blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd., Monessen. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will conduct a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.