Edith A. ‘Edie’ Commella, a lifelong resident of Monaca, entered into eternal rest Wednesday morning, November 30, 2011.
Born March 9, 1921, in the providence of L’Aquila, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary (Luciani) Ciccozzi. Until last year, Edie was a dedicated home health nurse with Homemakers Home Health in Beaver County. She had a strong work ethic and prior to her nursing career, Edie was the banquet manager at the Penn Beaver Hotel in Rochester and the cafeteria manager for Service Master at Community College of Beaver County. Edie was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca, St. John’s Christian Mothers, and a life member of Monaca S.O.I.
Edie will be sadly missed by her daughter, Linda Wertz of Beaver; two granddaughters, Jennifer Medvec and Joanna Jordon; three great-grandchildren, Jullian, Ryan and Alyssa; a brother, Theodore (Grace) Ciccozzi of Ellwood City; a sister-in-law, Jackie Ciccozzi, of Monaca, and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves special friends, Steve Bednar and John and Theresa Matotek.
Along with her parents, Edie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; infant siblings, Albert and Anna Ciccozzi; two brothers, Leonard and Victor F. Ciccozzi; a sister, Esther Huff, and a special companion, Lou Bednar.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, (724-728-4000), where parting prayers will be offered Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca.
Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Friendship Ridge, 4E, for the kind and compassionate care Edie received during her stay.
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