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Ramona was raised in Welland, where she graduated from high school and attended Wilton's Culinary School. On July 18, 1953, she married Joseph "Biagio" Scrivani at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Welland and moved to Niagara Falls, NY. Mr. Scrivani passed away on October 4, 2008, after 55 memorable years together.
Ramona was an excellent cook and baker. She was employed for over 35 years as the head chef at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital until her retirement. She also worked as a chef at several local restaurants and hotels in the area including Lotito's, Biagio's, and Donna Felicia's. Ramona was recognized for her infamous stuffed squid recipe and received first place in the seafood category of the Niagara Gazette's Culinary Contest.
Ramona was a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cristoforo Colombo Society and was the recipient of the Columbian Award. She was also a member of the John Duke Center, Our Lady of Lebanon Senior Center, St. Leo's Women's Auxiliary, as well as various bowling leagues in Niagara Falls. In her leisure time she also enjoyed cake decorating, going to the casino, traveling to Italy, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and granddaughters.
Mrs. Scrivani is survived by her two children, Joseph (Maria) Scrivani and Mario (Deborah) Scrivani; her grandchildren, Ashley (Jason) Scarf and Rachel Scrivani; two sisters, Ida (late David) DeSimone and Julia (late Joseph) Serianni; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her siblings, Mary (late Victor) Pupo, Raymond (Madeline) Ravazzolo, Rena (late Frank) D'Amelio and Louis (late Dorothy) Ravazzolo.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Unit 2 of Elderwood at Crestwood Nursing Home for the outstanding care given to Ramona.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 19th from 10:30-12:30 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin at 12:30 PM, followed by Ramona's Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM in St. Vincent De Paul Parish at St. Leo's Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Entombment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial offerings may be made to a charity of one's choice. Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
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