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Elizabeth "Toots" James Tognelli

March 1, 2012

Elizabeth “Toots” James Tognelli, 94, of Overlook Drive Danville PA passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Columbia-Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville, PA.  She had resided at Emmanuel Nursing Center at Maria Joseph, Danville, PA for the past five years.  She was born June 4, 1917 in Larksville, PA, the daughter of the late Victor H. and Jennie Harrison James. 

She graduated from Larksville High School in 1935.   During World War II, she supported her country by working in a defense plant while her husband served in the United States Army.  Later in life, she worked in several area sewing factories.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. 

A loving person, she embraced and valued life and especially the people with whom she shared it.   Her greatest accomplishment and her proudest role was that of being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother “G.G.” 

She was married for 58 years to the love of her life, Thomas Tognelli, who preceded her in death on July 6, 1999. 

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie J. Hughes of Danville, PA.  Also surviving is one grandson, David T. Hughes and his wife Elizabeth of Jupiter, FL and one granddaughter, Dr. Heather E. H. Davies and her husband Jonathan of Potomac, MD.  She is also survived by four great-grandchildren; Colin and Corinne Davies and Nina and Carter Hughes. 

She was also preceded in death by her four sisters; Jennie M. James, Pearl Gregory, Olive and Edna James. 

A viewing will be held on Saturday evening, March 3, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM followed by the Funeral Service at 8:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland and the Reverend Dawes Dunham officiating.  Burial will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM at Fern Knoll Burial Park 129 Midland Avenue, Dallas, PA.  Friends from the Wyoming Valley may join the interment at the gravesite if they so desire.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia-Montour Home Hospice 410 Glenn Avenue Bloomsburg PA  17815. www.visneski.com


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