Rita D. Pagnucco, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep after living a full, meaningful life. Rita’s family was by her side at Aultman Community Care Center as she passed on September 14, 2020.
She was born May 20, 1934 in Buffalo, New York to Edward and Mary (Haas) Decker.
Rita married the love of her life, Carl Pagnucco on April 18, 1953 and took up residence in Alliance, Ohio.
Rita, better known as “Nonie” by her Italian family, was the proud mother of four children, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Rita’s greatest love was her family and her faith. She would proudly boast about her grandchildren and the closeness of her family.
A beloved mother and grandmother, Rita was well loved by her friends and family. Despite her large family, Nonie always made time for everyone. She provided support and love for her family and held a huge role in their lives.
Rita had a love of life to be envied – she was the life of the party and always ready for a good time. She was a fantastic role model for her children and family. Rita was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rita was also a member of Trentino Club and the Sebring Senior Citizens Club.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Darlene (Gary) Jordan of AZ, Donna Elliott, Pete (Lori) Pagnucco, of CA and Marty (Margee) Pagnucco; grandchildren: Jason (Jennifer) Jordan, Kristopher (Ara) Jordan, Jonathan (Linda) Pagnucco, Jesse (Brooke) Tice, Darcie (Tim) Goodman, Danielle, Deanna, Delanie, Dakarli and Antonio Pagnucco; and great-grandchildren, Autumn and Gabriel Jordan, Natalie and Nolan Tice, and Rosalie Rita Goodman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl in 1994, three brothers and two sisters.
While her family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember her in a way that honors her spirit. Rita’s family invites you to a celebration of her life and homegoing service.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 17th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
For the safety of the family and those attending, please adhere to social distancing and wear your mask.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 427 E. Broadway St. Alliance, Ohio 44601
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.
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