Lucy S. Canterna, 103, of Freeport, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Fair Winds Manor, a Quality Life Services Senior Care Facility in Sarver, where Lucy has resided since December 2014. She was born December 5, 1915 in Superior, WY to the late Peter and Augusta (Trotto) Pilati. Her family moved to Amsterdam, OH where she lived most of her young life. She was the eldest of seven siblings. Early adulthood brought Lucy to Cleveland, OH and later to Pittsburgh, where she was employed as a waitress at the former Stoffer’s Restaurant. Lucy also modeled for the former Strem Studios, Pittsburgh. Lucy and Nick resided in Freeport Borough since their marriage in 1938. Lucy received her beautician license at age 50, and worked as a hairdresser in her home “beauty shop” into her 70s. Lucy and Nick continued their love of big band dancing two and three times a week into their 80’s. Lucy was a superior baker of pies, cakes, bread, and donuts, which her children and grandchildren will truly miss! She was a longtime member of St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Freeport. Lucy leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter, Linda (the late John) Manzari, Janice (Pat) Meola, Ron (Paola Madrisotti) and Nicolette, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents mentioned above, her husband, Nick of 67 years, whom she met at a dance and married in 1938, sisters, Alice and Attila (Sque), four brothers, Nino, Tony, Becky, and Bill. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Friday, Nov 29th in the DENNIS J. DAUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 324 Fourth Street, Freeport, 724-295-3100 where a parting prayer service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, Nov 30th. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 am in St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, with her pastor Reverend Ronald Maquinana as celebrant. Comital services and burial will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery, Freeport. A very special “Thank You!” from the family to the caring and loving staff at Quality Life Services, Sarver. The family respectfully requests memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul, C/O St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 608 High Street, Freeport, PA 16229 or the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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