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Obituary for Pauline M. Tornetta

January 16, 1930 - May 21, 2021
Royersford, Pennsylvania | Age 91


Pauline M. Tornetta (nee Cirafesi), of Royersford and a former life-long resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Friday May 21, 2021. She was 91 years old. Born January 16, 1930 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (nee DeBenny) Cirafesi, and the beloved wife of the late Angelo L. Tornetta with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.

Pauline was a graduate of Norristown Area High School. For many years she enjoyed working at Burlington Industries and Aetna US Healthcare in the food
service industry until her retirement in 1999.

Pauline is survived by her five children: Anna Zeppadoro (the late Joseph), Harry Tornetta (Beverly), Paula Reiner (Gene), Angelo Tornetta (Josephine) and
Angeline Fusco (Gene), 12 grandchildren: George (Kate), Vanessa (Dominic), Andrea (Joe), Michael (Maureen), Stephanie (Jason), Angelo III, Victoria,
Nicholas (Alicia), Janine (Kevin), Andrew (Sarah), Carmen (John) and Dana, 15 great grandchildren: Joey, Lily, Paige, Gino, Sadie, Sophia, Logan, Katelyn,
Brendan, Kevin, Jack, Garrett, Andrew Jr., Johnny and Claire Marie, and her brother Joseph Cirafesi (Marie). She was awaiting the birth of baby Dronson, her
16t h great grandchild. Pauline was preceded in death by her sister Josephine Campbell.

The family has many fond memories of her vacationing with them at the beach. She enjoyed being a part of the Holy Saviour Senior Citizens group and
participating in their scheduled trips to the casino and various weekend adventures. Pauline absolutely adored being in the company of her beloved granddog "Sugar". In 2018, she became a world-wide celebrity on social media as the headlines read "Local Mommom takes first bike ride at 88". Her heartwarming story was featured on 6 ABC News. She was known and loved as Mommom, not just to family members, but to everyone in the neighborhood as they stopped by to have a porch-side chat with her.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Pauline's Life Celebration on Thursday May 27, from 6 to 8 PM and on Friday May 28, from 8 to 9:15 AM at
Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, 610-277-7000. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM at Holy Saviour Church, 407 East Main St. Norristown. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline's name can be made to Crossroads Hospice, 523 Plymouth Road, Suite 225, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462 or the Alzheimer's Association.


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