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
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.
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.”
was married for 58 years to the love of her life, Thomas Tognelli, who
preceded her in death on July 6, 1999.
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.
was also preceded in death by her four sisters; Jennie M. James, Pearl
Gregory, Olive and Edna James.
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