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Tressie Politano

HELPER - Tressie Politano, a life long resident of Carbon County passed away Sept. 1, 2008 at the Turnquist Retreat Center in Elmo, where she had resided for the last seven years.

Tressie was born in Scigliano, Italy, to Santo and Francesca DeCaro Sacco on Jan. 1, 1914.

She immigrated to America at age 7 with her mother and uncle Rosario Sacco to meet her father living in Carbon County.

She graduated from Carbon High School and was a student at Carbon College in Price.

Tressie married Pete Politano Feb. 14, 1934 in Grand Junction, Colo., who preceded her in death on July 20, 1969.

She accomplished many things in her lifetime. She was a time keeper for DRGW Railroad and manager for Singer Sewing Machine in Price. She was a licensed beautician and licensed practical nurse. In her later years, she was employed at Chuck's Pharmacy in Helper.

She is survived by her son, Frank (Patricia) Politano; sister, Gloria Arnone; grandchildren, Gena M. Politano (R. Scott Maxfield), Monica (Ted) Frederick; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jacob and Eleanor; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete; sisters and brothers, Dora Prazza, Rose Milano, Robert and Rudy Sacco; and an infant brother, Vincent Sacco.

Funeral Mass Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m., St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Helper. Family will receive friends at the church Saturday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. Committal service, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff at Turnquist Retreat for their many years of loving and tender care of Tressie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tressie's name to Turnquist Retreat Center, 95 N. Center, Elmo, UT 84521.

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