Santina “Santa” M. Angeli Mead, 94, formally of Old Forge, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the Elan Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Scranton. She was born in the Connells Patch section of Old Forge on April 1, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Girolimo and Maria Beneditti Angeli.
Santa was a graduate of Old Forge High School. She retired from the local garment industry in 1983. Santa was a hardworking confident woman; she was an avid vegetable and flower gardener and a fantastic cook and baker that excelled in authentic Italian dishes. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Leroy Mead, who died November 17, 1974; her siblings, Tony Angeli, Louise Williams, Angelo Angeli, and Julie Mancus; and her grandson Joseph R. Lesh and her son-in-law William Musgrave.
She is survived by her children, Roseanne Lesh, of Harding, Rachel Genovese, of Scranton, Angela Musgrave, of Moscow, Karl William Mead and his wife Joy, of Avoca, Mark Raymond Mead of Harding and Lisa Chaiko, of Laflin. She was also blessed with 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10:00am at Prince of Peace Parish Church, 123 West Grace St., Old Forge with Fr. August Ricciardi officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Thursday evening, May 11th from 5pm-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Friday morning. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Interment will be held at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmhurst.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 PA-315, Jenkins Township, PA 18640.