Carmela J. Luisi age 91 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Wednesday March 4, 2020 in Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh. She was born April 14, 1928 in Palena, Italy a daughter of the late Falco and Filomena Carozza Lucchitti. Carmela lived most of her life in Canonsburg where she was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers and Guild, . She taught Sunday school at St. Patrick for many years and had been a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Canonsburg 1211. Mrs. Luisi was a graduate of Canonsburg High school where she was valedictorian of her class, and had been employed at the RCA in Canonsburg in her youth. Prior to her retirement she had been an office manager with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Recourses for many years. She enjoyed collecting roosters and shoes. and loved reading and opera. On June 4, 1948 she married Nicholas S. Luisi who passed away December 27, 2008. Left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved sons Nicholas Paul (Diane) Luisi of Clearwater Florida, David John Luisi of Ft Pierce, Florida and Donald Mark (Doreen) Luisi of Canonsburg, grandchildren Rachel Carmela (Chris) Holler, Andrew Anthony and Nicholas Donald Luisi, Nichole (Don) Delehant, great grandson Dominick Holler, her sister Ida Kern of Canonsburg, brothers Anthony (Maureen) Lucchitti of Bethel Park and Louis (Dawn) Lucchitti of Longwood Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her husband and parents is her sister Jennie E. Cortis who passed away November 23, 2019. Friends and family are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday March 9, 2020 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg where departing prayers will be recited at 9 am Tuesday March 10, 2020. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30am in St Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg with her godson, Father Joseph Luisi as celebrant. Interment will follow at 11 am in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp. The Christian Mothers and Guild will recite the Rosary Monday at 2 pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. To view or extend condolences please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
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