Constance A. Villella

Constance VillellaConstance A. Villella, 70, of St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, December 11, 2015, at Penn Highlands Elk.

She was born October 22, 1945, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harold and Margaret Brehm O’Hern. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1963.  She was a retired employee of Metaldyne.  She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a volunteer at the Benedictine Gift Shop.

She was married to Eugene Villella, who survives of St. Marys. She is survived by three daughters, Laura Neely and her husband Sam of Mechanicsburg, PA, Cindi VanSlander and her husband D.J. of St. Marys, and Susan Gordon of Apollo Beach, FL; a son, David A. Villella and his wife Nicole of St. Marys; and 14 grandchildren, Nick Neely, Andrea Neely, Ryan Neely, Will VanSlander, Gina VanSlander, Alaina VanSlander, Jaxon VanSlander, Madeline Gordon, Katherine Gordon, Emily Gordon, Allison Rabe, Derek Villella, Ava Villella, and Brice Villella.  Also surviving are four sisters, Jerilynn Tramack and her husband David of Nashua, NH, twin sisters, Margaret Billott and her husband Larry of St. Marys and Louise Kline and her husband Tom of St. Marys, and Imelda Buttery-Newell of Oxford, PA; and a brother, Brian O’Hern and his wife Carol of Shirley, MA.

Constance was a loving mother of four children and grandmother of 14 grandchildren. She was thrilled to see her first grandchild start college this year and to witness the birth of her 14th grandchild this year. She was so proud of all her grandkids and spent most of her time babysitting, watching baseball and football games, watching dance recitals, chorus and gymnastic events. She was one busy grandmother and rarely missed an event.  She also found time to visit Florida and to see her little grandchildren there. She loved spending time in the sun and enjoying the beach.  Traveling was one of her favorite things to do.  Her family kept her busy until God decided to call her home. Her children will remember her as a selfless, strong, and hard-working mother who devoted her life to making a warm and loving home filled with memories that they will always cherish. We will miss our mom and Grammy very much.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, December 14, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Angela Regulski December 11, 2015 at 8:36 pm

Cyndi and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything.

Angie Walter December 11, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Cyndi and family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your amazing mom and Grammy. Please know you guys have my most sincere condolences. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless,
Angie Walter and family

Leo and Ellen Lenze December 12, 2015 at 3:02 am

We are so sorry to read about Connie. We are sending our prayers from Florida since we cannot be there in person.
Leo and Ellen Lenze

Kim Taylor December 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Cyndi and family,
My family and I are thinking of you in your recent loss of your loved one. You are in our prayers. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
God Bless,
Kim Taylor and family

Donna (Frey) Fox December 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

My condolences to the O’Hern family. I have so many memories of your family when my family and I lived next door. It is so difficult to lose a cherished sibling. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Julie Anthony December 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Cyndi, Susan and family:
I am heartbroken for your family on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this most difficult time.

Julie Anthony and family

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