Anita E. Mazzei Sefchok, 91, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Twp., was lifted to the gates of heaven on Wedneday June 3, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Angelo Mazzei and Maria Cardamone Mazzei. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Sefchok Sr. and son, Jeffrey Sefchok. She was the last Mazzei matriarch in a close-knit Italian family, the youngest of ten siblings; five brothers - Pete, Angelo, Dominic, John and Frank Mazzei; four sisters - Josephine Marasco, Sue Touche, Theresa Sanino and Catherine Doenges.
She is survived by three sons, Timothy Sefchok of Montgomery Village, MD, Gary & wife Dian Sefchok of Latrobe PA, Frank Jr. & wife Cheryl Sefchok of Perryopolis, PA and daughter-in-law, Athena “Tina” Sefchok of Hollidaysburg, PA, eight grandchildren, Steven & wife Viktoriya, Gary Michael & wife Jayme, Justin & wife Olivia, Matthew, Nicholas & wife Danielle, Jeffery & wife Jessica, Ashley and Mackenzie, nine great grandchildren Samantha, Slyer, Vincent, Isabella, Carter, Cameron, Lyla, Nina, Julia and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother who instilled strong family values. Anita was truly a “master chef” in the kitchen and enjoyed sharing recipes and teaching her daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren her culinary secrets. She truly looked forward to family gatherings at the holidays to host and prepare her favorite Italian and Slovakian dishes. Her love and devotion for her family was evident to all who knew her. There are many memories of wonderful beach vacations and great western trips across the United States. She was a lifelong member of St Sebastian RC Church, and a member of the Anita Garibaldi Society. She loved bowling, bocce, playing cards, and arranging trips to Atlantic City.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Family and friends are asked to please gather directly at St. Sebastian Church for the funeral mass Saturday at 10:00 am. Anita will be laid to rest joining her husband Frank in Belle Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum. The Family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Anita Sefchok to Leukemia Society or the American Cancer Society.
Keeping in compliance with the County and State Mandate of “green phase”, guests are asked to please abide by personal protective guidelines, masks MUST be worn and social distancing must still be maintained.
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