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Philomena Mastrovincenzo

September 21, 1929 - March 08, 2024


Obituary For Philomena Mastrovincenzo

Mastrovincenzo, Philomena (Borrelli)
Age 94, formerly of Whitehall, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, March 8, 2024. She was born September 21, 1929 in Sant'Angelo del Pesco, Italy and emigrated to the United States, settling in Rankin, PA. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Frank Mastrovincenzo and four brothers, Marion, Carmine, Ralph and Rev. Monsignor Anthony Borrelli. Philomena is survived by her devoted daughters, Anna Marie Gigliotti (Ross) of Monroeville and Rita Reinoso (Larry) of Florida. She will be missed by her loving grandchildren, Cara (Kevin) Ditzler, Ross B. (Melissa) Gigliotti, Nick (Stephanie) Gigliotti, Mark Gigliotti and Rick (Alexis) Reinoso and adoring great-grandchildren, Penelope, Norah, Nico, Elliot, Vincent and special friends Jasmine and Reaghan. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gabriel Church for over 60 years and longtime member of the Legion of Mary. Philomena never met a stranger. Her table was always open to anyone for the sumptuous Italian meals she'd prepare on a moment's notice. She was a living example of her Catholic faith, embracing all with love and ready to serve others in any capacity.
Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Thursday morning at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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  • March 31, 2024

    I met Philomena while visiting my father's gravesite, Joseph Scarpino's, which is next to Philomena's husband's, about 10 years ago. We talked only briefly, but it was a conversation of depth. Years later, shortly before my mom passed away, Philomena and her daughter Ann happened to be at the cemetery again while I was visiting. Philomena remembered me! I was so glad to see her! Ann, you were so kind and sweet, as well. Coincidentally, my grandmother's name is Philomena and my mom's is Ann. I always felt that those meetings were orchestrated in Heaven. Today, Eastern Sunday, my husband and I visited the cemetery and discovered Philomena's name etched into the stone by her husband's. Now, I will greet them both when I visit my parents' gravesite. What a beautiful person! Philomena's loving nature and radiant soul were evident immediately upon meeting her. My prayers are with all of her loved ones. God bless you.

  • March 10, 2024

    I know that Comare Phil is now in Heaven with Compare Frank. May they forever enjoy the peace that this world cannot give.

  • March 09, 2024

    My condolences to the family, Philomath is an angle of God.she had a smile that will brighten your day..I will miss her dearly