Elma A. Finelli, age 92, a lifelong resident of Elkland, PA passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Born April 25, 1931 in Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Fred V. and Rose M. (Perno) Ascenzi.
Elma graduated from Elkland High School in 1949 and State Beauty School of Williamsport in 1974. She married Zackre Finelli, Jr. on August 26, 1950 and they shared 67 years together until his passing on August 1, 2017.
Elma opened a beauty shop in her home and this is where many friendships would be made. She loved her home and was always looking for ways to improve it and loved her gardens, which she enjoyed sharing with everyone from weddings, gatherings and numerous prom photos.
Elma loved her Elkland community; she never missed a school function / play, church bazaar, graduation or gathering. She enjoyed antique shopping and driving around town in her Cadillac or Lincoln. She was a longtime member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Elma is survived by her sister, Josephine Andrysick; nephews, Jim Andrysick and Guy (Julie) Andrysick; niece, Joy (Dan) Robertson; five great nieces and nephews and many many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Zackre and her brother in law, Edward Andrysick.
Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Monday, June 5th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First St., Elkland on Tuesday, June 6th at 11:00 AM with Father Joe Kutch officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.