Lucia Troia

December 9, 1935 - January 21, 2011
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Thursday 1/27
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Friday 1/28, 10:00 am
Beaver Mausoleum
351 Buffalo Street
BEAVER, PA 15009

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother, Lucia (DiMatteo) Troia, age 75, after a long illness on Friday, January 21, 2011, with her daughters and family members at her side. She will be remembered as a wonderful Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, and Great-Aunt. She wasContinue Reading

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Quentin L. & Sherry Petrik left a message on February 2, 2011:
Janice and Chris, We just heard today. Please accept our deepest sympathy. No words can help to ease the loss of your mother, please know though our hearts go out to you and your family and that you are in our thoughts and prayers
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services left a message on January 31, 2011:
There was a little toddler in Heaven--he was the newest resident to arrive in the Golden City. He was crying for his Mom. Everyone tried to calm him, but he was inconsolable. The cuddled him. A choir of angels sand to him. However, the poor little tyke just wanted his Mom. This never happened before! Everyone was always happy to arrive. Yes, people missed their families and friends, but nothing on Earth could every compare with the bliss they felt once they passed beyond the Pearly Gates! The angels were determined to find someone who could calm the weeping child. It was not long before they located the perfect mother to care for him. "Mom" She picked up the child, stroked away his tears, rocked back and forth as she cuddled him close and hummed softly, with her cheek next to his. In my dream, I started to cry. Mom's love enveloped the little boy in a blanket of comfort. His wailing turned to quiet sobs, then faded away as he relaxed and sank into contented sleep. Mom smiled, turned, and gazed at me in love. "A Mother's Love" I was transported to a soft, warm, comforting place and Mom's smile grew until it was all I could see in my dream. I know that Mom is smiling upon us today, because she always smiled when her family was gathered together. Family was at the core of who Mom was. She cared so much for her brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild in the best way she know how. Every Sunday she would get up early to attend Mass so the she could come home and start cooking the Sunday dinner. A big pot of tomato sauce could be found on the stove cooking. Dad would be there helping, always managing to steal a few meatballs before they made it to the sauce. And on special occasions, she would make homemade spaghetti or gnocchi and they were better than any five-star restaurant could ever dream of making. To Mom food was love. When I asked her grandchildren for memories of the Grandmother, I received comments like watching "Little Bear," her singing "You are My Sunshine," and spending summer afternoons in the back yard and garden where the tomatoes and herbs grew. But all agreed that the three words most often used by Grandma were, "Eat, eat, eat." that was her way of saying, "I love you, I love you, I love you." So many of the memories they had of her were about food, and therefore, about her love. The pizzelles, the homemade Italian bread, the polenta, the spaghetti, the Easter bread, the Christmas cookies and the list goes on and on. Mom sure knew how to cook up a whole lot of love. We all miss Mom and we grieve because our lives feel incomplete without her. the grief is like an eternal bottomless pit. However, Mom IS with us. All we have to do is remember the wonderful things about her. I believe most people do not fear death so much as they fear being forgotten. She will never be forgotten as long as her memory lives in our hearts. We love you and yearn to have you in our lives once more, but we know that you are where you belong--in the arms of a caring God who loves you with a limitless devotion we will never fully comprehend. Mom we celebrate your life and the caring that you showed us during your brief time on earth. You handled everything with such strength and dignity. As we fight our own battles, we will look to you as an example of how to be courageous. We should remember today not to mourn her passing, but to celebrate her life. Her life as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother to all of you sitting here today. Her life as a mother who did her best to guide her children and grandchildren in the right direction. her life as a dedicated wife and companion of 48 years to Dad, who loved her just as deeply. I know that Mom and Dad loved to cook and today I am sure they are together again--cooking in Heaven. Let us be happy for them and for the privilege to have known our Mother, Lucia DiMatteo-Troia, and have been touched by her life. Love, Rose
Terry and Karen Weekley left a message on January 27, 2011:
Janey and Yvonne, We are sorry to hear of your mothers passing and send our love and prayers to you and your family.
Rich Winkle left a message on January 27, 2011:
Dear Janet and Janney - I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I really wanted to stop by and offer my condolences in private, but I have another engagement that has been scheduled for over a month. It's been a really long time since we've seen each other and I wish I could see you (although under better circumstances). I truly hope your mother and your family can now find peace. May God bless all of you and keep you in his care. With deepest sympathies, Your old classmate - Rich Winkle
Donald Olash, Alexandria, VA left a message on January 26, 2011:
Rosa Maria & Family, Please accept my condolence on the passing of your mother, with deepest sympathy, Donald
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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