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Yolanda Carkitto DiRaimo
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Yolanda Carkitto DiRaimo, age 90, formerly of Harborcreek, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Independence Court of Erie where she was in residence.
Yolanda was born in New Castle, PA on March 4, 1927, a daughter of the late Giovanni and Antonia (DiMasi) Carkitto. She married the late Frank L. DiRaimo on July 2, 1949. Yolanda was previously employed as a library aide at the former Downtown Erie County Public Library. She had also been employed as a teacher’s aide by the Harbor Creek School District.
Yolanda was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church. She enjoyed travel, having toured Italy many times with her husband. Yolanda also enjoyed cooking; especially Italian dishes made lovingly from old family recipes. As a devoted homemaker, she loved caring for her beloved family.
In addition to her parents, Yolanda was preceded in death by her husband Frank on March 26, 1996; one sister, Mary DiMuccio and one brother, Valentino Carkitto.
Survivors include her six children: Frank DiRaimo (Elaine) of Baltimore, MD, Tom DiRaimo (Kathie) of Erie, Terry Seth (Bob) of Erie, Michael DiRaimo (Jackie) of State College, PA, Nancy DiRaimo of Erie and Joe DiRaimo (Rennae) of Tampa, FL; two sisters: Stella Richards of New Castle, PA and Joanne Candiello of Cranberry, PA; one brother, Lou Carkitto of New Castle; one sister-in-law, Marie DiRaimo of Erie; 13 grandchildren: Stacie MacGurn (Scott), Mickey DiRaimo, Angie Buono (Duane), Jenny Andrae (Garrett), Matt DiRaimo (Amy), Frank DiRaimo (Gloria), Jason Smith, Kirk Seth (Becky), Justin Smith, Danielle Dudas (Patrick), Nicolle DiRaimo, Michael DiRaimo and Dominic DiRaimo (Bethany) and 21 great-grandchildren: Taylor Fisher, Ryan MacGurn, Max Andrae, McKenzie Smith, Madison MacGurn, Logan DiRaimo, Noah DiRaimo, Chloe DiRaimo, Leo Buono, Brooklyn DiRaimo, Maya Andrae, Lucia Buono, Jordyn DiRaimo, Juliet Andrae, Nico DiRaimo, Lola Buono, Luca Seth, Gaia DiRaimo, Charlotte Dudas, Piper Seth and Giovani DiRaimo. Yolanda is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 5151 Buffalo Rd. (at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek), on Sunday, October 15th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Further visitation will be held on Monday, October 16th at Our Lady of Mercy Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass there at 11 a.m. Yolanda will be laid to rest next to her husband, Frank, in St. Gregory Cemetery immediately following the Funeral Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Bartlett Rd., Harborcreek, PA 16421. Share your condolences at www.dusckas-taylorfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

15

Oct

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

Visitation

Sunday

15

Oct

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

Visitation

Monday

16

Oct

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church

837 Bartlett Rd.
Harborcreek, PA 16421

Service

Monday

16

Oct

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church

837 Bartlett Rd.
Harborcreek, PA 16421

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Gerald T. Ritchie, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Gregory Cemetery

9501 W Main Rd.
North East, PA 16428


Memorial Contribution

Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church

837 Bartlett Rd.
Harborcreek, PA 16421
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