Maria (Mozzi) Conedera, age 94 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 27, 2020 in the company of the caregivers at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant, who loved her dearly. Born April 12, 1926 in Borgonovo Val Tidone, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Primo and Giuseppina Mozzi. Maria moved to the United States in 1950 to be with her beloved husband, the late Riccardo Conedera, who passed away November 13, 2000. She was a proficient seamstress, retiring from J.C. Penney's, and was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. Maria was an avid gardener, and her cooking was legendary. When you visited Maria, you were always welcomed and blessed with a meal fit for a king. She was loved by everyone that crossed her path and will be deeply missed.
Besides her husband, Maria was preceded in death by her son Robert J. Conedera. She is survived by her son Mark (Ellen) Conedera of Champion; her daughter-in-law Judith Conedera of Denton, TX; her six grandchildren Carl, Paul, Laura, Matthew, Katelynn, and Carolyn; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Maria will be private at the request of the family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 10 AM in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare Church. Procession and interment in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp., will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Harmon House, 601 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666. Funeral arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 28, 2020.