Michelle Ann Rametta
October 26, 1955 – July 8, 2018
Michelle Ann Rametta passed away peacefully on July 8, 2018 surrounded with love by her family at the age of 62. She was born on October 26, 1955 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Francis J. Rizzo and Wanda B. Rizzo. She met the love of her life, Tony in 1969 as a freshman at Bishop McCort High School. On June 23, 1979, she and Tony were married and started their wonderful life together in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As she liked to tell people, they raised three beautiful children, Nicole, Anthony Jr., and Michael. Her beloved role was when she became Grammie to Nicole's two children, Jimmy and Sofia. Her greatest love was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Tony, children, Nicole Nardo, Anthony, Jr., and Michael, grandchildren Jimmy and Sofia Nardo, son in law James Nardo, sister Wanda Valentic, brother in law George Valentic, sister in law Sandra Wojnaroski and brother in law Edward Wojnaroski Sr., nieces Jennifer Edwards and Elisa McMahon (Michael), nephews Ryan Christian, Edward Wojnaroski Jr. (Sabrina), Jonathan Rizzo, and Kevin Rizzo (Heidi), mother Wanda Rizzo and great nieces and nephews along with numerous extended family and friends. Michelle was a teacher at Holy Name of Jesus for 20 years and started her teaching career at St. Margaret Mary. She truly enjoyed seeing her students succeed and flourish. She and her husband Tony were members of Holy Name of Jesus Parish for over 35 years and were active members. Michelle loved spending time with her family and baking cookies with her dearly loved sister Wanda. Michelle was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in October 2016 and bravely endured treatments at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. A viewing will be held Thursday, July 12 from 4pm to 8pm at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, July 13 at 11am at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6190 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17112. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name of Jesus Church.