Mary Ann (Dorefice) Roberts, 86, Fairfax, Va., formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of Antonio and Giovanna (Martucci) Dorefice. She married Anthony J. Roberts, who passed away March 2, 1997.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ella Casciotti of Fairfax, Va.; two granddaughters: Dana Casciotti and Shelly Barry; a great-grandson, Colin Spracklin; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers: Peter, Earl and John Dorefice.
Mary was a 1945 graduate of Altoona High School. She was employed as a cashier for Weis Markets and also worked at Kopp Drugs.
Mary was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a volunteer at Altoona Hospital, with more than 25 years of service. She also volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul Society. She was a member of the former Assumption Chapel Ladies Auxiliary, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Buccinese Society and the Ladies Bocci League.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In memory of Mary, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.