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Esther Elizabeth Notarianni


Esther E. Notarianni, 85, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away October 3, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Notarianni, who passed away in 2016. She was born on August 13, 1933, in Scranton, PA, to Catherine (Tunis) and James Cogliette and loved by everyone.

She worked for JF Sportswear in Scranton, Pennsylvania for many years and retired from there in 1995. Family was everything to Esther. She would light up any room she entered and her smile was contagious! With her passion for shopping and socializing, she didn’t stay home very often! But, when she was home, her door was always open and welcoming anyone to visit.

She is survived by her loving Daughter, Mary E. Radicchi and Husband, Ernest of St. Petersburg; Son, James A. Notarianni and wife, Eileen (Burke) of Scranton, PA; Four Grandchildren: Kristin Zack of Hershey, PA, Nicole Gillette of Taylor, PA, Alexa Notarianni of Scranton, PA and Joshua D. Radicchi of Jacksonville, FL; Two Great-Grandchildren Daniella Lee Zack and Clara Jane Gillette; Sister, Josephine (Babe) Cometa of Scranton, PA; Sister-in-Law, Diane Cogliette of Scranton, PA and many friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Cogliette of Scranton, PA; and two Half-Sisters, Elizabeth Sacco of Scranton, PA and Phyllis Borgia of Scranton, PA.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Esther is scheduled for 11:00am on October 9, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, Florida. The family will be receiving friends 30 minutes prior. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery, where she will once again be united with her loving and devoted husband Anthony.

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  • Richard Gonzalez says:

    Thank you for your friendship Esther. I’M going to miss your beautiful smile. Enjoy your new life in heaven.

  • Jardelina Souto says:

    Esther…I’ll love you forever, and every time I pray the rosary.
    I held your left hand at mass when we together we said “Our Father” I also touched the beautiful beads of your rosary. You always had it with you. When I hugged you your scent stayed with me.
    So, friend…
    Il’l never forget you.

  • Linda Eaton Fusco says:

    Esther Elizabeth Notarianni…. love you always.

  • Father Rick Pilger says:

    I’ll never forget her smile as it was the glow of her heart that made a person feel so welcomed. I love Esther and rejoice that she spent one of her last evenings with us at the rectory saying goodbye to John ristow before he moved to England. A memory I will never forget. God bless you and say a prayer for us Esther.

  • TJ Petersen says:

    There have been very few people in my life that weren’t blood or marriage, that seemed like family. Esther was one of them. She was loved and there will be an empty seat at the table this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Ed Lewis says:

    Esther was a beautiful Lady and I was very fortunate to have known her over the past six years. She is now in a beautiful place which she deserves. I miss her weekly chats.

  • ernest radicchi says:

    My second mom. Smiling always and making the best of every situation. Loved life, family and everyone. Being there at the end was a blessing for me. Holding her hand and praying till she was gone is a memory that will be with me all my life.She will be missed by many but will have no regrets.
    You will always be my sunshine and I will always pray to you.

  • Mary rnotarianni radicchi says:

    What can I NOT say about my mom???… SHE HAD MY HEART!… & still does!…. I am learning that love does not stop at death!…FOREVER IN MY HEART!….& that’s right where she will be!…
    Although ….. I Feel a part of me has gone with her!…. The emptiness I feel,…of not being able to call her, hug & kiss her, .. cook our holiday favorites together!…( I have some big shoes to fill)….. I LOVED OUR SUNDAYS TOGETHER!… the shopping & shopping & more SHOPPING!!… our lunches with our besties!…….HER KINDNESS to all wheather it was a friend or a stranger or an animal she loved dogs and horses the best!… d SHE ALWAYS , ALWAYS GAVE FROM HER HEART!….
    REMEMBERING HOW HER LAUGH!… HER SMILE!!!…… LITE UP ANY ROOM SHE WOULD ENTER!…..& her squeezing my had at the OUR FATHER! ..& then.. when it was time to kneel in church …, I would put the kneeler down for her and she would always say ( whispering ) THANK YOU!… It’s those little things that one takes for granted !….. & NOW ,… I would give anything to hear those words again!…..She’s my one and only mommy! … & SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!…… I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MOM!…❣️😘🌹

  • Karen Stefanowicz says:

    Looking at Esther’s picture with that beautiful smile brings tears to my eyes. Such a sweet person that I was lucky to call my friend. Rest in peace dear Esther.

  • Deborah Harvey says:

    God has called home one of his most beautiful angels. Esther, you were not only beautiful in the physical realm, but so much more in love, humility, laughter and spirit. We were blessed to have you grace our lives and will forever remember you with deepest respect and admiration. May God bless and protect those you love until you meet again. Deb

  • Carol Fasulo says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Esther from childhood on up. She was not only my sister in law but a great friend that always had an ear to listen. United with Buddy again!
    RIP Esther 💕

  • Carol Fasulo says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Esther from childhood on up. She was not only my sister in law but a great friend that always had an ear to listen. United with Buddy again!
    RIP Esther 💕
    Love Carol and Johnny

  • Jim & Mary Ann Snyder says:

    Jim & Family: We both wish you and your family our deepest condolences in the passing of your mother.

  • Jimmy Notarianni says:

    Dear MOM I Love You and I’m really gonna miss our talks every week when I called I loved hearing your voice every week and I’m going to miss you so much.I know you up in Heaven With Daddy Love You Jimmy.

  • Martin Snyder Sr says:

    Jim our prayers are with you and your family in this hard time . Marty & Cindy Snyder

  • Carol Zinda says:

    I am so happy we got to share some fun together. You were a great helper at the V.A. and fun to be with on our bus rides. I will miss your hugs. Sending my hug to heaven cause I know you’re there. Carol Zinda

  • Bernard & Martha Kazmierski says:

    So very sorry for your loss Mary and Ernie!

  • Skip and Sue Wallis says:

    Dearest Ester, We are so grateful to have know and loved you! What a wonderful Catholic woman, who reached out to everyone and to whom no one was a stranger! We feel Blessed to have been able to share in that beautiful kindness you always showed. Our loss here is truly Heavens gain!

  • Karl Maier says:

    Maggie and I will miss the smile and a delightful person. God Bless.

  • Cecile Horsky says:

    Esther, your smile and love of live are contagious and lite up every room you entered. Your kindness, generosity and love of family and friends are admired by many including myself. Heaven has a new Angel and will shine a little brighter now. I know you’ll always be with me and continue to inspire me to be a better person.

  • Kathleen Konish Pollock says:

    My condolences to my friend Ernie, his wife, and entire family; Peace to them now and always.