Serafina was born on June 1, 1929 in Bitritto, Italy. She was the daughter of Crescenzio and Domenica Piepoli.
She was a widow of Michele Laforges and Thomas McConnell.
She is survived by her family in Torino, Italy, her daughter Caterina Laforges Birch and son-in-law Manuel J. Birch of Scottsdale, Arizona; her sons Antonio Laforges of Reno, Nevada and Crescenzo Laforges of Las Vegas, Nevada. She has four grandchildren: Tiffany Birch Thompson, Braden Birch, Amber Laforges and Kristen Laforges. She has three great-grand children: Raace Birch Thompson, Caleb Birch and Trevan Birch.
Services are scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A Rosary will be held at Mountain Vista Chapel on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 900 E. 11th Street, Ely, Nevada 89301.
Burial will be in the Ely Cemetery.
God Bless our loving Mother and Nonna.