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Florence C. "Puggie" Iorfida | 85

December 13, 1937 - February 12, 2023

Florence C. “Puggie” Iorfida, 85, of 129 Straub Avenue, St. Marys, passed away with her family by her side Sunday, February 12, 2023, at her residence.

She was born December 13, 1937, in St. Marys, daughter of the late James and Alice Curry Harlan. Florence was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1956, and was formerly employed by Stackpole Carbon and Kronenwetter Nursery School.

On March 3, 1962, in Queen of the World Church, Florence married Louis S. Iorfida, who survives. They were blessed to share 60 years of marriage.

Along with her loving husband, Florence is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Fennell of Lansdale, PA and her two grandchildren, Anna and Ava.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Harlan. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Puggie, along with her husband, was a committed member to the community. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed reading and yard sales. Above everything, she cherished each moment with her husband, daughter, and grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Florence will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church at a future date to be announced, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Catholic Charities Counseling & Adoption Services, 32 South St. Marys Street, Franklin Center, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to Make-A-Wish, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.



No Visitation

Funeral Service

To Be Announced
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Condolences to you and your family Mary Jo.

  2. Louie, Mary Jo, Ava and Anna, We are so sorry for your loss. Puggie was a wonderful person with a joyous spirit and sense of humor. Our deepest condolences.
    Mark, Ericca, Leo and Gia Facetti

  3. Deepest sympathy to all. Our condolences Mary Jo.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. So sorry to hear of Puggie’s passing. She was a wonderful person.

  6. Dear Louie, Mary Jo, Anna and Ava,
    So very sorry to hear of the Loss of your wonderful Puggy. I always loved her company when she came to my salon. She was such a pleasant Lady.
    Louie, how great that you shared 60 years together. That’s amazing. My deepest sympathies to you All. Prayers she has her wings and is smiling down upon you,

  7. What a beautiful soul! You’ll be missed Puggie.. You were a great neighbor and friend. Mary Jo , Louie , Anna and Ava so sorry for your loss! We are very sad for you all!

  8. Puggie was such a warm hearted giving soul to all that ever met her. The Good Lord is surely smiling to have his faithful servant home. Puggie will always remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew her and loved her and will live on in those dear to her.

  9. I will truly miss you aunt Puggie, I will never forget all the fun times you, uncle Louie, Mary Jo and I all shared when we were growing up. You’ll be forever in my heart. I will deeply miss you. Rest peacefully Aunt Puggie.

  10. Aunt Puggie will always be remembered as the most loving and caring mother, wife, and Aunt.
    She touched everyone she every came in contact with. You will be dearly missed.

  11. Lou – I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. If there’s anything I can do for you, please just ask. Your neighbor on Straub Ave…Lori Nearing

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