Loretta  Colaluca

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Loretta Colaluca, 83, formerly of New Castle, passed away the morning of Feb. 5, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina.
Born on Feb. 9, 1935, in West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Helen Ryan Passalinqua.
Loretta had worked for 18 years at Indian Creek Nursing Center as a Certified Nurse's Aide before retiring.
She was a member of St. Vitus Church.
Loretta is survived by Terry Colaluca of Mount Jackson, Pennsylvania, Deanna (Del) Rice of Riverside, California, Anthony (Isabelle) Passalinqua of West Pittsburg, Cris Colaluca of Mount Jackson, Jessalyn (Craig) Smith-Wheatley of Irmo, South Carolina, and Benjamin (Erika) Smith of Erie, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her two brothers, Ben Passalinqua and Robert Passalinqua.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, for St. Vitus Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Father Anthony Sciarappa will officiate.
Interment will be in Parkside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on February 11, 2019
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