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Jennie F. Piccuta, 90, of 238 S. Market St., New Wilmington, formerly of 2212 N. Mercer St. and 48 Valhalla, both New Castle, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at Shenango On The Green, New Wilmington.
Jennie was born in Ellwood City on April 11, 1926, a daughter of the late John and Concetta (DiCerbo) Fusco.
On Dec. 27, 1951, Jennie married Daniel W. Piccuta, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 2014.
Jennie was an active member of St. Camillus Roman Catholic Church, where she was active in many capacities, including as a member of the Ladies Guild for more than 30 years. Most of these years, she held various offices, including president. Jennie had served as an Eucharistic minister for more than 20 years, not only at church but distributed the Eucharist to many homebound parishioners as well as to Catholic patients in Jameson North. She was a former Confirmation class CCD teacher and, in 1998, Jennie was honored with the "Mani Festation of the Kingdom" award from the Pittsburgh Diocese, for her dedication and commitment to her faith and church.
After joining the faculty of Wilmington Area High School in 1971, Jennie went on to teach French, Latin and Spanish for more than 20 years, retiring in 1991.
Valedictorian of Lincoln High School, Ellwood City, class of 1944, Jennie also served as her class secretary. She continued her education by graduating from Seton Hill College, Latrobe, in 1948 and went on to earn a masters degree in literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1950.
Prior to her marriage to Daniel, Jennie taught Latin and Spanish at Lincoln High School, then devoted the next 20 years to raising her family.
Jennie was a member of the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary for 15 years, holding various offices during that time, as well as co-chairing the scheduling of volunteers for the gift shop. She was a member of the PSEA and following retirement became a member of PASR.
Over the years, she enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, golfing, bowling and line dancing. Jennie will be remembered for being a loving wife, a devoted mother and Nana, as well as a disciple to her Catholic faith.
Jennie is survived by two sons, Daniel W. Piccuta II and his wife, Christina, of Kona, Hawaii, and David J. Piccuta and his wife, Marsha, of Duncan, South Carolina; four daughters, Janice M. Boazzo and her husband, Joseph, of Cortland, Ohio, Joyce A. Markwell and her husband, Mark, of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jocelyn M. Mizner and her husband, Stephen, of Meadville and Jacqueline A. Miller and her husband, Donald, of Rockville, Maryland; 10 grandchildren, Erin, James and his wife, Beth, Dr. Jenna and her husband, Dr. Andrew, Concetta and her husband, Erik, Aleta, Airel, Joshua, Florentina, Nicholas and Mia; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Samuel, Gianna; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband Daniel of 62 years, Jennie was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Ralph Fusco and Joseph Fusco; an infant brother; and an infant sister.
Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home, 3000 Wilmington Road, New Castle. Family and friends are also invited to call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home
A funeral procession will leave DeCarbo's at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to celebrate a Mass of Christian burial which will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Camillus Church, 314 W. Englewood Ave, New Castle, with the Rev. Philip Farrell officiating.
Jennie will be entombed next to her husband, Daniel, at Castle View Memorial Gardens, New Castle.
The family would like to thank the caring and loving staff of the Shenango On The Green and Healthcare@Home: your kindness will always be remembered.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.mizner-funeralhome.com.
Published on March 7, 2017
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