Rizzo, Verna Ann, 87, formerly of Lincoln Place, Delmont, Monroevillle, Slippery Rock, PA and Davenport, FL passed away at Hempfield Manor Nursing Home in Greensburg, April 26, 2021, after a courageous battle with COPD. Verna was born December 24, 1933 in Uniontown, PA to the (late) William J. and Flora (Hartford) O’Connell. She was a self-employed beautician and won and operated Verna’s Salon in Lincoln Place for many years. She was the loving wife of the (late) John N. Rizzo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by siblings Mary Trinnes, Kathryn Caruso, and Dorothy O’Connell. Verna was a loving and adored mother to her three daughters, Cheryl (Richard) Bertoty, Victoria Reinheimer (John Klavon), and Barbara Rosol (Richard Heaps), eight grandchildren Marcin Bertoty, Sandra Bertoty, David (Kahla) Bertoty, Michelle Reinheimer, Danielle (Chris) Quinten, Noelle (Kevin) Haser, Raquelle Reinheimer, and Amber Rosol. Three great-grandchildren Layonna Bertoty, Mason Quinten, and Carter Haser.
Verna enjoyed her time spent between Slippery Rock Campground and Florida Camp Inn as “Snow Birds” finally settling in Cloverleaf Estate in Delmont, PA. She favored playing cards, going to bingo, animals, and especially spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved and treasured all her friends. Verna is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews along with her special relationship with her sister-in-law, Sarah (Rizzo) Trojanowski. Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday and a Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM in the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207. The family would like to thank the nurses and aids at Hempfield Manor and Three Rivers Hospice for their support, compassion, and wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association at http://www.lung.org.
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