Clara "Rita" Germani, 90, of New Castle passed away the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on Aug. 25, 1927, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Clara Nocera Natale.
She also was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred E. Germani, who passed away Oct. 24, 1980.
Rita retired as a secretary for Fishers Corporation.
She was a member of St. Vitus Church and was actively involved with the church's Christian Mothers.
Rita often volunteered for the American Cancer Society and Jameson Hospice. She enjoyed crocheting, completing puzzles, visiting casinos and baking. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and friends.
Rita is survived by her children, Connie Moss and husband, John, and Clara Germani, all of New Castle, and Mary Jo Germani of Muncie, Indiana; and her grandchild, Rachael Moss.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Alex Natale Jr. and Fred Natale.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Vitus Church. The Rev. William Siple will officiate.
Entombment will take place in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rita's honor to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205; or Jameson Hospice, 3124 Wilmington Road, Suite 305, New Castle, PA 16105.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Jameson Place staff and UPMC Jameson 2NW staff.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on February 13, 2018