Mary Rose (Cescon) Visgarda

Born: Wed., Aug. 16, 1922
Died: Mon., May 10, 2021


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., May 17, 2021
Location: St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Mon., May 17, 2021
Location: St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

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Mary Rose Visgarda, age 98, of Palo Alto and Port Carbon passed away on Monday, May 10th, 2021 at Providence Place in Pottsville.

Born in New Philadelphia, PA on August 16, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Fortunato and Cerilla (Agnoletti) Cescon.

Mary was a graduate of St. Stephen's High School in Port Carbon and a longtime member of the former St. Stephen's Church in Port Carbon. Mary was a devoted wife and mother, who enjoyed gardening, cooking, singing, and Italian culture.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Paul Visgarda on February 25, 1981, brothers, Louis and Joseph Cescon, and son-in-law David H. Meyers.

Mary is survived by daughter Joan "Joni" Marie Meyers, Harrisburg; sons: Joseph Visgarda, Port Carbon and Thomas Visgarda and his wife Stacia (Zukus), Leesport; 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair at 12noon on Monday, May 17th, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Monday morning from 10-12PM at the Church.

Interment will be held in the St. Stephen Cemetery in Port Carbon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to

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Edward Schaffstall
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Dee and Ed Schaffstall.

Rest in Peace, lovely lady. Love, Dee and Ed

Joan Decker
   Posted Wed May 19, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the Visgarda family. Especially, to Joni - so very sorry for the loss of your dear mother, Mary Rose. May she rest in eternal peace in the arms of our Lord. Sending thoughts & prayers. May the Visgarda family find the strength and comfort that each one needs through the kind acts of their family members and friends. And, also peacefulness from your faith in the Lord. Sincerely, Joan Sinitsky Decker (high school classmate & friend of Joni)

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