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Rosalia (DiPiazza) Bertola

October 20, 1933 — October 10, 2017

Rosalia Bertola, 83, of Monessen, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Paramount Senior Living at South Hills.

She was born on October 20, 1933 in Alia, Sicily, the eldest daughter of the late Salvatore and Francesca (DiPasquale) DiPiazza. She moved from Alia, at the age of 19, and settled in Monessen, Pennsylvania, with her husband. Her two sons, "Sammy" and Anthony, were the light of her life. Rosalia worked as a cook for Monessen High School and La Eda's Restaurant for many years. Rosalia also enjoyed cooking traditional Italian food for friends and family, listening to Italian music and baking with her sisters. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church in Monessen. Family and good friends were everything to Rosalia. She looked forward to every visit, and enjoyed holidays with extended family.

She is survived by her son, Anthony F. (Jacki) Bertola of Venetia, PA; grandchildren, Anthony David, Rocco Salvatore and Sabrina Roseanne Bertola; brothers, Calogero (Maria) DiPiazza of Greensburg and Luigi (Concetta) DiPiazza of South Hackensack, NJ; sisters, Concetta DiPiazza of Monessen and Carmella Sangiorgi of Totowa, NJ; sister-in-law, Anna Marie DiPiazza of Monessen; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Christenzio Bertola in 1979; son, Salvatore "Sammy" Bertola in 1978; sisters, Maria DiPiazza and Elena Morello; and brother, Giuseppe DiPiazza.

Friends will be received on Sunday, October 15 from 12 to 3 and 5 to 7 pm in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen (724-684-8750) where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, October 16 at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am in Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd., Monessen with Rev. James Bump as celebrant. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

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