Verna M. (Marva) Giachetti, 104, was called to her eternal rest with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania. To all that knew her, Verna was a devout Catholic, family member and friend, who loved beyond measure.
Verna was born on September 1, 1916 in Shoaf, Pa. She was one of 10 children born to John and Mary (Kacir) Marva. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Giachetti, Sr. in 1984 and her brothers John, Steve, Paul and Tony Marva; and sisters Margaret Dorsey, Mollie Putanko, Mary Krizner, Ann Kosco, and Josephine Utlak. Verna was the last surviving member of the Marva family.
Left to cherish her memory is her wonderful, devoted and caring son Joseph R. Giachetti, Jr. and his wife of 52 years, Gail (Bello); her dearest grandchildren David (Laura) Giachetti and Gina (Russ) Kefover and great-grandchildren Roman, Giada, Mila (Giachetti) and Ethan, Ryan (Kefover); numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Connie (Ernest) Giachetti; and her very dear friends Charles and Eleanor Curry and daughters, Elizabeth (Watkins) and Ann (Gualano)- who always showed kindness and love. Verna embraced each day and found great joy in seeing her great-grandchildren grow, and never missed any special events.
Always finding beauty in everything she did, Verna loved embracing family traditions, and oftentimes prepared her loved one’s favorite food dishes- including pies, desserts and her special chicken soup. Verna also thoroughly enjoyed hobbies in canning, gardening and perfecting her flowers while she lived independently until the age of 95.
Verna’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the care she received from the staff at Horizon Personal Care Home (Michelle, Rhonda, Patty), and Amedisys Hospice (Vicky).
A private viewing on Friday, January 8, 2021 will be held at Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown Street in Uniontown, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 am, at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill Street, Uniontown, Pa., for all those wanting to share in celebrating Verna’s abundant long life. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. All current gathering and social distancing guidelines will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Verna’s church of worship may be made to St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill Street, Uniontown, Pa. 15401. Condolences for the family will be received at adferguson.com or the funeral home Facebook page.