Stella Straka
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Obituary of Stella Straka

Stella Straka, 91, of Peckville, died Tuesday evening at home. Her husband Paul Straka passed away in 1990.

Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late Julio and Helen Esolen Collarini. Stella attended Blakely High School and was employed at Head Start in Peckville for 20 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville.

She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed. Her greatest joy in life was her family. Brothers, sisters, children, grand and great grandchildren, family and friends were what she lived for.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Ercolani and husband Joseph, Peckville; grandchildren Joseph Ercolani and wife Carrie, Naples, FL, Christian Ercolani, Australia, and Brianna Ercolani, Naples, FL; great grandchildren Alivia and Ellie Rose Ercolani; a sister Claire Cipriani, Peckville, a brother Gino Collarini and wife Millie, Peckville, a son in law, John Gambucci and wife Marianne, Olyphant, a sister in law, Ann Marie Collarini, Peckville, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stella was preceded in death by a daughter Sherrie Ann Gambucci, and four brothers, Richard, Ronald, Paul, and Robert Collarini.

The funeral will be on Monday with mass at 9:30am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Peckville. Interment will follow at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Jessup. Friends may call from 8:30 to the time of mass at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of James M. Margotta Funeral Home, Peckville. For online condolences or directions visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com