Luigina “Lu” Sebastian 97 of Monaca was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
Born in Coraopolis, she was the daughter of the late Nicola and Josephine (Zaffy) Palaio. A gifted musician and a music lover, Lu attended Coraopolis High School and held the seat of first violinist in the Coraopolis High School Orchestra. She also played the organ. Lu was a lady of faith and a devout member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca, a Christian Mother and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, and St. Vincent DePaul. She was well known in the community for her many years of employment as the loan officer and assistant bank manager at the former First National Bank of Beaver County, Monaca Branch office. She also enjoyed baking and cooking.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William, and three brothers, and four sisters.
Lu will be sadly missed by her children, William (Sue Ann) Sebastian of Sewickley, Joanne (Richard) Colton of North Carolina, Donna (Stuart) VanKirk of North Hills, her grandchildren, Matthew (Brandie) Sebastian, Daniel (Jessica) Sebastian, Adam Colton, and Deanna Colton, and three great grandchildren, Evelina, Roscoe, and Willow. She is also survived by her sisters, Innocenza Palaio and Pauline Roesch, several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Friends will be received on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, followed by prayers at 11:30 am on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Lu’s memory, if desired, to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1409 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061 or Passavant Community, 105 Burgess Drive, Zelienople, PA 16063.
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