Annette Mary Deoria



Annette “Duna” Mary Deoria, 96,  Phoenixville


Annette “Duna” Mary Deoria, 96, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Deoria. Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Patrillo) Freese.  Annette lived in Phoenixville most of her life and lived at her granddaughter Christina’s home in Schwenksville for the past year.  She remained very active as mom mom, the wonderful family matriarch, and was making delicious Italian recipes into the New Year.   Annette’s beautiful life was always spent surrounded by her family. 


   Annette retired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, after a successful 15-year career as an on-line production worker.  A passionate cook and expert gardener, Annette made her home a family gathering place on Sundays.  Everyone who knew Annette understood that her greatest achievement was her family.  She loved telling stories, most of them humorous, to her grandchildren.


  Annette is survived by grandchildren Kimberly Grill (William), Joseph Spitz (Brenda), James Deoria (Brigitte), Christina Tabarrini (Richard), and April Kotkiewicz (Adam).  She is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren.  She was loving mother of her late children Angeline Spitz (Daniel), Mary Rose Kraft (James), and James Deoria (Donna).  She was predeceased by her siblings Rosie, Mary, Anna, Pete, Frank, Jack, Joe and Carl.  She is also survived by her loving daughter-in-law Donna Deoria.  Annette will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews and close friends.


Visitation will be held on Monday, January 22 from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, 135 Bridge Street, Spring City PA and on Tuesday, January 23 from 9 am – 10 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 212 Dayton St., Phoenixville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, January 23 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.  Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Phoenixville.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend all services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Police Athletic League (PAL), P.O. Box 221, Phoenixville, PA 19460.  


All arrangements are being handled by Shalkop, Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, 135 Bridge St, Spring City, PA. Online condolences may be made at