“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”A beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Lisa Marie Petrella left this world unexpectedly on April 29, 2019 at the age of 52. Born October 21, 1966 in Monaca, Pennsylvania to Donald and the late Paula Petrella (Tucci).Lisa was a loving and kind person who always had time to listen to anyone and everyone. She had the beautiful smile that could light up your soul. It was for this reason that nursing was a perfect calling for her. She was so caring and empathetic to her patients.Lisa’s many loves included her family and fiance, Steve and especially her nieces who adored her. She could spend hours just talking and laughing with each of them. And, we could not forget her beloved dogs, Roxy and Zoey, who were her faithful and loyal companions.Lisa is survived her fiance, Steve Benavente, her children, Grace and Isabella Neff, father and stepmother, Donald and Sherry Petrella, sister and brother-in-law, Robyn and Peter Tsudis, nieces, Mia, Nella and Sofia Tsudis, stepsister and husband, Lori and Chad McDougall and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her and her infectious spirit and blue eyes.Visitation will be from 2-7 PM on Thursday, May 2 at Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca where prayers will be offered on Friday, May 3 at 9:30AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10AM in St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will immediately follow at St.John the Baptist Cemetery.The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made, if desired to the American Diabetes Association, Two Chatham Center, Suite 1520, Pittsburgh, PA. 15219. [email protected].