Rita Venetz

Died: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC


Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: West Pittston Cemetery

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Rita M. Venetz, 96, formerly of West Pittston, was taken home by the Lord on Thursday October 18, 2018.

Rita was born December 26, 1921 to the late Michael and Antoinette Pellicotti Traglia.  

She was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1940, and was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Parish at  Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston.

Prior to her retirement, she had worked in the garment industry as a seamstress.

Preceding her in death were her beloved husband Louis C. Venetz in 1978 and brothers Anthony and Andrew Traglia and sisters Regina and Matilda Traglia, Evelyn Jacoby, Carmella Stubbs, Lucille Burns and Mary Calabrese.

Surviving are her son Louis and his wife Linda, Dupont, grandchildren Christine Blight and her husband Brian, Bear Creek and Denise Venetz, West Pittston.

Great grandchildren, Evan Venetz, Olivia and Christian Blight and a sister Grace Luzetski and her husband Walter, Edwardsville, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to her Dr. Elizabeth Gernhardt and to the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, whose loving care, compassion and concern helped make her final journey peaceful.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Sunday from 5-8pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Funeral will be on Monday at 9:30am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at Corpus Christi Parish in Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. The Monsignor John Sempa, pastor will be celebrant.

Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery.

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   Posted Sun October 21, 2018
Louie and Linda, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother.
I fondly remember Rita as a life long, faithful friend
to my mother, Helen Yankosky. I can still remember the
taste of her wonderful baked goods!
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers
at this difficult time. May the good memories bring you comfort.
Elaine Yankosky Searfoss

Jean Parente Caruso
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Louie, Linda, and family,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember Rita as being very kind and comical and I always enjoyed being in her company. She lived a wonderful life in such a loving family. May you find peace and comfort in her beautiful memories.

Margaret Herrala
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
Dear Louie and Linda,

Just read of Louie's Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you
and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely Margaret Herrala

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