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Obituary for Emma T. Rizzo

RIZZO – Emma T. (Tasin), 97, Boswell, died August 25, 2022 at Rest Assured Personal Care Home, Meyersdale. Born June 28, 1925 in Woerm, PA. Daughter of Silvio and Mary (Mirandola) Tasin. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 55 years, Paul J. Rizzo on August 9, 2001; brothers, Louis, Joseph, Ernest and Fred Tasin and Frank and Tony Testa and sister, Catherine Baraniak. Survived by daughter, Marie T. married to James E. Smith, Boswell; grandson, Garry Iaconelli, Hermosa Beach, CA. Emma was raised in Jerome and then moved to Philadelphia following her marriage to Paul. There she worked for Strawbridge & Clothier Department Store until 1991when she moved to Jennerstown. In 1998 she moved to San Diego, CA to live with her daughter and son-in-law and in 2008 moved back to the Boswell area. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and watching wildlife. Friends received from 11AM until noon Thursday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main Street, Boswell. Committal Mt. Carmel Cemetery, near Jennerstown. Donations in Emma’s memory may be sent to Promedica Hospice, 1590 N. Center Ave., Suite 103, Somerset, PA 15501. To express condolences or plant a memorial tree, visit