Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

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Phone: 479-521-5000


Julia Stella Terminella

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Published: March 14, 2018

Julia Stella Terminella, 92, of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed away March 12, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born March 11, 1926 in Eastport, New York the daughter of Peter and Sophie (Laskee) Kostuk.

Julia was a long time parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fayetteville where she was active in the church choir. What brought her the most joy in life was being a mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Emanuele Terminella, son, James P. Terminella, four siblings, Victor Kostuk, John Kostuk, Ann Kostuk, Catherine Kostuk and son-in-law Rich Bertolucci. She is survived by seven children, Mary Ann Bertolucci of Los Angeles, Calif., John Terminella (and Susan Lynch) of Fayetteville, Joe Terminella and wife Susan of Fayetteville, Joyce Fine and husband Rick of Springdale, Arkansas, Frank Terminella and wife Kelly of Fayetteville, Manny Terminella and wife Diana of Fayetteville, Tom Terminella and wife Monica of Fayetteville, one sister, Sophie Kostuk of Eastport, New York, 19 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, Justin (Jessica) Terminella (children Ethan, Luca & Kase), Jamie Terminella (Sam) Skeen, Jennifer Terminella (Jacob) Doss, Juliet Bertolucci, Michael and Patrick Fine, Jade, James, Joseph, Kate, Terminella, Manny, Noah, Isabelle Terminella, Thomas, Gabrielle, Luciana, Mirabella Terminella, Crysty Terminella (Ryan) Botha and Miranda Terminella (Jason) Dodson (and son James).

A Rosary will be recited on Friday, March 16th at 10 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville. A reception will follow the service. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.

The family would like to thank our mom's caregivers, Cathy Keck, Patricia Merrill, and Freda Poore for their loving dedication and support as well as the staff of Washington Regional Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Regional Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville. To sign the online guest book please visit www.nelsonberna.com.