Rita M. Lucchino

  • Died: October 19, 2020
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

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


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt Rita, . we had many great times on vacation when I was young with the Lucchino family at Lake Erie. I am glad that you were my God Mother! You will be missed very much.

Posted by Dan Devaney - Maitland, FL - Family   October 26, 2020

To the entire family: My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother/grandmother. She was a fighter for sure and made sure every hair was in place before going out the door. No doubt she will be missed by many but it was time she moved on to tackle the important jobs our Heavenly Father assigned to her. She will be watching over you from above and expecting you to carry on with your lives - not wanting tears to be shed but happy smiles and hope for the future, to live your lives to the fullest and to hold your fondest memories of her close to your heart!

Posted by Carol Boehm - Bridgeville, PA - Family Friend   October 21, 2020