Concetta "Connie" Conte Krestel

Concetta “Connie” Conte Krestel, 85, of the Haven Convalescent Home, New Castle, formerly of 816 Fifth Street, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully at The Haven on Sunday morning, June 5 2011 after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Ellwood City on July 4, 1925 to the late Anthony and Carmella Esposito Conte.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellwood City, and graduated from Riverside High School later in life.

Connie worked as a clerk at the former G.C. Murphy Co. store in Ellwood City, then as a nurse’s aide at the Ellwood City Hospital for over 14 years, and later as a private duty nurse’s aide.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William S. Krestel, who died on October 18, 2002.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: William S. (and Cathy) Krestel of St. Peters, MO; Robert J. (and Diana) Krestel of Northville, MI; and John A. (and Betty) Krestel of Ellwood City.

Five grandchildren also survive: Jonathan (and Michelle), Steven (and Hanna), Kevan (and Tiffany), Jeffrey (and Jennifer), and Thomas Krestel; and six great grandchildren: Nathan, Ryleigh, Lauren, Ashleigh, Lucas, and Koty, as well as one brother and one sister: Frank R. Conte of Arnold, PA, and Phyllis (and Donald) Johnson of Warren, OH.

One brother, Anthony Conte, and two sisters preceded her: Lucy Maietta and Nancy Morrow.

Friends will be received from 3 P.M. until the time of a memorial service at 4 P.M. on Friday, June 10, 2011 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 307 Wayne Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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