Susan P. Papa

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Susan P. Papa

June 25, 1924 - November 27, 2018

Susan P. Papa Susan P. Papa, 94, of New Castle passed away the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Haven Convalescent Home.
Born on June 25, 1924, in Chewton, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Pezzuto Cook.
She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City in the class of 1942.
An active person her entire life, Susan worked through the war effort at Ellwood Sheet and Tube as an original "Rosie the Riveter." She then worked as a secretary to the principal at the Youth Development Center.
Her greatest joy and achievement was that of a homemaker and raising her seven children. Later in life, Susan immersed herself in charity work with much of it being unsung, such as visiting nursing homes and "adopting" people into her family when in most cases they would have no one.
Susan taught her children through her actions that charity does indeed begin at home. As her final act of charity, Susan requested her body be donated to the UPMC Medical School.
Susan is survived by her children, Mary Ann Reiter and her husband, Robert, of New Castle, Attorney Susan M. Papa of New Castle, Alfred V. Papa Jr. and his wife, Monica, of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, Dr. Richard A. Papa and his wife, Kathy, of New Castle, Dr. Charles M. Papa of Atlanta, Georgia, Robert A. Papa of Lehigh Acres, Florida, and Gregory T. Papa of New Castle; a brother, Nick Cook of Sarasota, Florida; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her former husband and father of her children, Attorney Alfred V. Papa Sr.; four brothers, Frank, A.J., Michael and Joseph Cook; and three sisters, Carolyn Rainey, Theresa Fantone and Ann Didiano.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Frederick Gilbert.
Interment will take place in Oak Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan P. Papa Charity Fund, c/o Attorney Susan M. Papa, 439 Court St., New Castle, Pa. 16101.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at
Published on November 28, 2018
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Marty Abdoe-Jensen
Jan 10, 2019
Chuck, my condolences to you & your family.
Donna Sacherich
Dec 25, 2018
So sorry to learn of the death of your mother. She has the desire of her heart now, to be at home with her precious Lord and Saviour. Sue was very good to our family in our times of need and a fervent prayer warrior, interceding for anyone she knew in need. I visited her in October at The Haven, and the cry of her heart then was to go home. She has now had her first Christmas in heaven and is reaping many rewards for all she did for Jesus and others while residing on Earth. I consieereds her a loyal friend and a sister in our Lord!
Donna Sacherich
Reverend Bonny Rhodes
Dec 02, 2018
Sue always supported me, loved me, supported all my Bible Studies, and prayed for me. His Eye is on the sparrow, and now His Eyes are on Sue. I love you Sue!
Rev. Bonny Rhodes
Jeanne Gilson Shaffer
Nov 29, 2018
to the Papa Family, so sorry for loss of your amazing mother .I work with Susan .She was kind to everybody she met .She would tell me stories of raising her children which she love dearly and so proud of them all . She said that when her husband was in law school she would make pajamas out of drapes.When her children were young she went to change cars with her husband car in the parking garage She put the children in the other car left and then realize she was missing the baby and when back to get her She just laugh Large families can relate to this . Susan was very caring she help my mother when she was dealing with domestic violence. Rest in peace dear Susan heaven just receive am...azing angelRead more
Pastor Ron and Karen Mounts
Nov 28, 2018
Sue was a special person who loved everyone. We were blessed to know her. She is where she wants to be now... with her Lord and Saviour .
Shirley Nocera
Nov 28, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Papa family in the loss of your loved one May she rest in peace My deepest sympathy
Robert Reiter
Nov 28, 2018
to the only mother in law I will ever have I cherish the words we spoke together and the smile you always gave me.May you rest in pease at gods side I will always love you