M. Amalia DiFelice, 92, of Kenhorst passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at St. Francis Home. She was the wife of the late Romeo DiFelice.
Born in Ari, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Giulia (DiSabato) D’Alessandro. Amalia owned Nick’s Cafe in southeast Reading for over 50 years. Better known as “Mom” to her customers, she was famous for her crab cakes among other dishes.
She was a lifetime member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church.
Amalia, the family matriarch, was a pioneer and the first to come to the U.S. in 1951 by herself. The best memories were made at her Sunday and holiday dinner table. She was honest, always speaking the truth even when it was painful. There was no phoniness about her, for she was the real deal.
Survivors include her son, Nick DiFelice (Sharon) of Wyomissing Hills, daughter, Julia Luca of Kenhorst, siblings: Bartolomeo of Birdsboro, widower of Linda DiLanzo; Gemma D’Alessandro (Nicola) of Roswell, GA; and Elvira D’Alessandro (Mauro) of Shillington; and grandchildren: Remo, Ariel (Eric), Nicholas, and Selina, and many loved nieces and nephews.
Amalia was predeceased by her husband, Romeo and brother, Sergio Valentino, husband of Carmelina D’Alessandro, of Wyomissing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church with interment at Gethsemane Cemetery to follow. The viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 237 Franklin St., Reading, PA 19602 or St. Francis Home, 144 Hillside Drive., Shillington, PA 19607.
Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc, West Reading is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.