Grace and Comfort
Giovannina Lucci LaRocca

February 14th, 1921

October 2nd, 2017

On October 2, 2017, Giovannina Lucci LaRocca, 96, of Midland, returned to her heavenly home. She was born February 14, 1921 in Pacentro, Italy.

Preceding her in death were husband, Raffaele LaRocca; and daughter, Louise Mancini.She is the mother the of Gary (Zoe) LaRocca Sr, Midland, Vincent (Yvonne) LaRocca, Coraopolis, Pa., and Anna Marie LaRocca, Pgh, Pa.; grandmother to Gary (Nancy) LaRocca Jr., Louisville, Ky., Maria (Patsy) DiCicco, Coraopolis, Pa., Joann (Nick) Bellicini, McMurray, Pa., Lisa (Ronald) Davidson, Beaver, Pa., Joann (Richard) Poliziani, McKeesrocks, Pa., Marianne LaRocca, Coraopolis, Pa., Rick (Kirston) Sigurdson, Wexford, Pa., and Jennifer Sigurdson, Allison Park, Pa. Nona leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren; Mia, Raquel, Nicholas, Phillip, Giovanni, Logan, Eva, Nina, Jason, Ryan.

Giovannina always welcomed family gatherings, loved to cook and bake fantastic Italian cuisine. She was a devout Catholic and strongly practiced her faith.

The greatest love of Giovannina's life was her husband, greatest happiness was her children, greatest joy was her grandchildren, and greatest heartfelt warmth was her great-grandchildren.

Memorial gift can be made to Hospice of Otterbein at

Viewing will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, October 6 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 1668 State Route 28, Goshen.

Mass Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St., Wilmington.

Saturday October 7th, 2017 10:30AM
St. Columbkille Catholic Church
73 N. Mulberry Street (Map)