Dolores Rose (Scarselli) Adams

July 20, 1932 - May 29, 2022

Visitation: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2-6 pm; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills

Service: Monday, June 6, 2022, 10 am; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Athanasius Church


Dolores Rose (Scarselli) Adams, loving mother and grandmother, entered eternal peace on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at the age of 89. She was born on July 20, 1932 in the Manchester neighborhood of Pittsburgh to Giovanni and Vilma (Iannelli) Scarselli. Dolores married William John Adams in 1954 and together raised 5 daughters in West View, PA.

Upon her retirement from her secretarial position at Preston Trucking Company in 1997, Dolores volunteered on the 3rd floor at Allegheny General Hospital every week for 25 years. She spent her free time among her loving family, and especially adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom cherished her as well. Sunday dinners with her family were the absolute highlight of her week, and she was always willing to welcome anyone a seat at her table. With the disposition of a much younger person, Dolores enjoyed an active and fulfilling social life, constantly staying busy with her many friends.

Dolores is preceded in death by her husband, William John Adams, daughter, Lisa Marie Wojcik, parents, John and Vilma (Iannelli) Scarselli, siblings, Emma Scarselli, Rena Hutchins, Innice Alamovich, and John Scarselli, Jr. She is survived by daughters, Judy Adams, Midge (Bill) Herbick, Jill (John) Hannon, and Celeste (Jack) Rhodes; special nephew, John David (Alexis) Franklin; special nieces, Joy Zuban and Leanne Onorato; grandchildren, David (Courtney) Wojcik, Will (Kelly) Herbick, Meaghan (Gregory) Scrimager, John (Samantha) Herbick, Maura Herbick, Joseph Hannon, Kate (Mike) Lust, Elizabeth Rhodes, and Emily Rhodes; great-grandchildren, Amelia Wojcik, Isla, Elin, Roman, and Brooks Herbick, Maisie, August, and Violet Scrimager. Dolores was also awaiting the arrival of two more great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, from 2-6 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Athanasius Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dolores’ name to: The Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, P.O. box 97712 Pittsburgh, PA 15227.

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  • Arlene Francis

    Heartfelt sympathy to Dee’s family. She was a special “Y” friend. We had so
    Much fun and laughter in our water aerobics class and our monthly lunches. Dee will be missed by all her “Y” friends. Special lady, love Arlene Francis

  • Susie and John Abbondanza

    John and I wanted to send our heartfelt sympathy, love and hugs in the loss of Our Aunt Dee Dee. Such a beautiful person who everyone could be totally comfortable with. She is tops in our books. Truly one of the nicest people we know. We know there is one hellava party going on in heaven right now. John so enjoyed talking to her at Joy’s parties. Till we meet again Aunt Dee Dee. We won’t forget you. Our hearts are heavy.

  • Deborah Cordero

    My deepest condolences to Mrs A’s daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved you all so much! Her heart was huge, and she touched so many lives. As we all reap what we sow, she was loved by so many and so many mourn her loss. I feel truly blessed to have had her in my life for nearly five decades. Too many good memories to list here. Cheese and crackers, she was one fine lady. My condolences! With love, Deb

  • Franco and Germana Camillo

    Dear Adams Family,

    Our deep condolences on your loss. May God Bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Sincere Regards,
    Franco and Germana Camillo (Erie, Pennsylvania)

  • Johnny Cakes

    I’ll never forget the moments we shared when I was a kid and the times together as I grew older. Say hi to Grandpa, Aunt Lisa, and the rest of the family. I’ll love you forever, Gram!

  • Hilary Young

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother she was such a special lady I so enjoyed Christmas Eve dinners with her and Judy she always made me feel special and welcome whether it was at her home at the dinner table or the many Christmas Eve dinners we shared at Lydia’s.You now have a guardian angel watching over all of you I’m very sorry for your loss.❤️

  • Hilary Young

    I just wanted to say I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother I so enjoyed my times with her and Judy when we went to dinner at Lydia’s on Christmas Eves she always made me feel so welcome and was always so interested. You now have a guardian angel watching over all of you again my condolences

  • Martha Amicone Rubino

    We were friends since childhood and she was a beautiful person her entire life. Heaven is brighter today with Dee bringing joy and laughter to everyone.
    I’ll miss you my dear friend.
    Love, Martha

  • Lynn Harvey

    The world has lost an angel but Heaven has gained the best. Aunt Dee was the kindest and most loving person I knew. She will always be in my thoughts and prayers she was the very best!

  • Mary Ann Lubbert

    My deepest sympathy to Dee’s family.

    She was a very sweet lady. Always
    Enjoyed talking with her.

    I saw her more after I moved either at
    Church or the store but always a fun
    Experience.
    May she rest in peace. I’m sure she will.

    Mary Ann Lubbert
    Jamaica Ave neighbor

  • Judy Rhodes

    So glad I was able to know you. You are a bright light that has been dimmer. Hope you and Renee behave yourselves in heaven.

  • Diane Radwan

    Delores was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known I loved her so much she was a beautiful beautiful person with a beautiful soul she will be sadly missed

 

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