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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Carmella Rizzo, wife of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, has died. She was 101.

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An obituary posted on the Lownes Funeral Home site said Rizzo, of Chestnut Hill, died Sunday.

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She was born on July 25, 1916 – during WWI – and married Frank Rizzo during World War II, on April 18, 1942.

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The funeral notice called her “consistent and dignified as first lady of Philadelphia” and said “she should be admired as an example of a woman who always stood by her principles, encouraging and loving others, especially her husband and children.”

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Carmella Rizzo died one day short of the 27th anniversary of her husband’s death in 1991.

A funeral mass is scheduled Friday at Our Mother of Consolation Church. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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