Rita "Aunt Rita" Cocca, 87, of Monessen, passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital. She was born on November 7, 1933 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Angelo T. and Frances (Parise) Cocca. Aunt Rita was a life long resident of Monessen and a 1951 graduate of Monessen High School. She had worked as a secretary for Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Lab in West Mifflin for over 40 years. She was an active member of Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church, its Epiphany Ladies, and the Catholic Business and Professional Women. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Cocca) and John Turkovich, nephew John T. "Butchie" Turkovich, niece Frances Turkovich, great nephew Chad Fertall, great niece Jocelyn Tom, and nephew-in-law Bill Marsden. She is survived by five nieces, Darlene (Dennis) Hackinson, Sherri (Bernie) Fertall, Susan Turkovich, Mary Marsden, and Linda (Dolan) Turkovich, all of Monessen; three nephews, Anthony (Peggy) Turkovich of Hunker, Michael (Brenda) Turkovich of Madison, Donald (Michelle) Turkovich of Dunlevy; and by numerous great nieces, great nephews, and dear friends. Friends will be received in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen, on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Services will be held on Saturday June 26, 2021 beginning with a Blessing service at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am in Epiphany of Our Lord Church with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. The Epiphany Ladies and Catholic B.P.W. will conduct a prayer service for their departed member on Friday at 5:30 pm in the funeral home. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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