Celia Fellela

May 14, 1917 - May 18, 2017
Celia Fellela

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Celia Crescibene Fellela, Centurion,100,  of New Port Richey, Florida passed away May 18, 2017. She was born to the late Lawrence and Josephine Crescibene May 14, 1917 in Newark, New York. She was married to the late Joseph Fellela in 1941 and they lived together in Newark, New York before relocating to Florida in the late 70s.

Celia was a homemaker.  She retired from the New York State School System. She and her husband owned and operated Speck’s Restaurant in New York along their best friends Lawrence and Irene Marro.  Celia and Joseph spent the summers in their summer home in Sodus Point, New York. She was a devoted member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. The last 14 years of Celia’s life was spent as a volunteer for the Claude Pepper Senior Center in New Port Richey.  Celia loved to travel to California to visit her daughter, Jo Ann and grandchildren and for many years she traveled to New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

She is survived by her two devoted daughters, Jo Ann Schreiber Sustarich (Peter) of California and Patricia Martin of Florida; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and extended family in Ohio, New York and Indiana.   

A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, May 23rd, 11:00 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 8320 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey. Memorial contributions may be made to JDRF in Northern California. Online condolences may be offered at michels-lundquist.com


Tuesday, May 23, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Directions
8320 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653

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  • February 11, 2023
    Jo Ann Schreiber Sustarich says:
    Sylvia was my Mom. She will always be remembered as a very generous person always giving of her time and whatever you needed, she was there to help. She treated her grandchildren with great love and care and they still adore her. We often speak of her. Peter remembers her fondly and we all miss her. Well Mom, I know you are in heaven with Dad and the family. We miss you here on earth. I often think I should tell Mom that as she would enjoy hearing about it. Then I realize your listening and already know. Love you Mom, enjoy your heavenly days, until we meet again. JoAnn

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  • May 22, 2017
    Angela Pinti says:
    My thoughts are with you during this sad time. Celia's (Sylvia) loving, caring, strong spirit will live in your hearts forever! She was an amazing woman and I feel fortunate to have known her. Love, Angela