Rose Lavigna, 91, a resident of Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She was born August 6, 1922 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Nicole Mastripolito D?Orazio. Prior to her retirement Rose was a seamstress and also enjoyed her time as a cafeteria worker at the former Sacred Heart School in Jeannette. She was a member Ascension Church Jeannette.
In addition to her parents Rose was predeceased by her husband Americus ?Merk? Lavigna in 1982; a sister Elaine Evanicsko; and a brother Milio D?Orazio. She is survived by a daughter Diana Reitz and husband Raymond of Jeannette; two grandchildren, Ryan and Renee Reitz both of Jeannette; a sister Antoinette Cover of Sunrise Estates FL.; and several nieces and nephews.
Rose?s family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the nurses and staff of Westmoreland Manor 3rd floor, wing C, and to Roses aides, Michelle and Barbara for all of the special care and attention she received during her time there.
Friends will be received 5 to 8pm Friday in the John V. Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 228 North 2nd St. Jeannette. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00am Saturday in the Ascension Church with Fr. Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland Co. Memorial Park, Hempfield Twp.