Rita Lucchino, who lived to count 91 years, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2020. The daughter of Frank and Margaret Chianese, she graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School in 1947. She married the late John Robert Lucchino on September 1, 1951.
Rita volunteered with the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind for 10 years. In her leisure she enjoyed music, playing in card clubs, and travel. Some of her favorite locations included the South West, Alaska, and Europe. Rita was a longtime member of the Woman's Club of Upper St. Clair.
She was exceptionally chic; her hair, nails, and wardrobe always impeccable. She loved fiercely, which she demonstrated through the care she gave to her daughters and grandchildren.
She is survived by her brother Frank Chianese (Carol), her sister Barbara Devaney (Paul), her 4 daughters: Keek Lucchino, Lynne Lucchino, Gale Bretti (John), and Bobbi Lucchino, her 5 grandchildren: Becca Woodworth, Carter Bova, Gabriel Bretti, Zade Benelalija, and Bacilio Benelalija, and her 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Fran Christen (Charlie).
A viewing will be held at William Slater II Funeral Services, (412-573-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, from 2 to 7 PM, Sunday, October 25, 2020. The funeral liturgy will be in Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Blvd, at 10 AM on Monday, October 26. In lieu of flowers, Rita wishes for contributions to be made to either Stand Up to Cancer (standuptocancer.org) or the Hadley Institute for the Blind (hadley.edu). www.slaterfuneral.com