Antonina M. “Nina” Kucia

February 11, 1934 - May 27, 2019

Visitation: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Friday, May 31, 2019, 11 am; St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

Antonina M. “Nina” Kucia
Age 85, of Cranberry Twp., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019. Born Feb. 11, 1934, daughter of the late Sebastian and Jennie (Palesano) Gialombardo. Beloved wife of Richard R. Kucia, whom she married on June 2, 1984; loving step-mom of Donna, Robert, Christine (Joshua) Rovner, John (Bethany), and the late Rosemarie (Lester) Yanick; dear grandma of Joseph (Alesha), Christopher, Michael, Sara, and Jonah. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Nina served as a CCD teacher at St. Agnes Church in Arlington, VA. Most recently, she served as a Eucharistic minister at St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry Twp. She was also involved in the churches Caring Ministry, UMPC Cranberry Hospital, Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community and Cranberry Place Nursing Center.

Nina is a member of the St. Thomas More Secular Franciscan Fraternity in Arlington, the Stigmata Secular Franciscan Fraternity in Pittsburgh, and is a member of the Cranberry Senior Citizens Club, the Royal Court, and Cranberry Silver Sneakers Club.

After a career with the executive office of the President (OMB, and OSTP) and PALS in Washington, Nina and Richard moved to Cranberry Twp in 1999.

Family and friends will be received Thursday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 am at St. Ferdinand Church, with Rev. Jim Torquato celebrating. Entombment will follow in Holy Savior Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nina’s name to the Catholic Charities, or the American Heart Association.

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  • Kathleen Graham Metcalf

    It is with great sadness that I learned today of the death of Nina. She was a wonderful friend for many years in Northern Virginia. Nina was a truly good person in every way and I know she will be missed by many..

  • Isabelle Carpenter Lacayo

    Dear Richard and Family and Nina’s Family,
    I just learned of Nina’s death and am so sorry at her passing. She and I first met in the 1970’s while working together. I considered her one of my special friends even though life later took us on separate pathways. I and my husband Pepi and son Christopher rejoiced at her wedding day. Now we cry at her passing. God’s blessings to Nina and to her families.

  • The Wilk Family

    Dear Richard and Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Nina’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We have such fond memories of Nina. She has been a dear friend to our Mom and she will be missed.

  • Lisa Lombard

    Dear Donna and other family members,
    Saddened to hear about Nina’s death. I was just thinking of her as I looked at some old photos and reminisced about visiting with her in Virginia. She certainly loved her family and faith, and kept them close to her. She will be missed.

  • Thomas Flynn

    My family is very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sheryl Barton

    Richard our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May Nina finally rest in peace after her difficult struggles over the last few years.

  • Michele Lombard

    May she be a blessed memory

  • Michele E Lombard

    Thoughts and prayers. May she be a blessed memory


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