Geraldine E. (Greco) Lattari

November 12, 1926 - April 11, 2020

Visitation: Celebration of life at a later date.

Geraldine Lattari, age 93, of West View, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Basilio U. Lattari; loving mother of Arcangela (John) Balest of Franklin Park, Francesca (Fred) Lattari-McKiernan of West View, and Vincent (Rebeccah Hoffman) of Gibsonia; adoring grandmother of Francesca Balest, Michael, Christopher, Sarah, Caroline, and Nicholas Lattari; cherished cousin of Antoinette and Carlo Lattari. Geraldine was born in Mendicino, Italy, November 12, 1926, to the late Francesco and Angelina Greco, and was preceded in death by her siblings Antonio and Carolina. Geraldine immigrated to the U.S. in 1948, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Spanish Languages from Duquesne University and a Master’s Degree in Languages & Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1958, Geraldine began a thirty-year teaching career at Homestead (later Steel Valley) School District teaching French and Spanish. She enjoyed cooking, baking, reading a good book, staying up late and spending time with her grandchildren. She was “Mammina” to her children, extended family and many who knew her. The family thanks Gateway Hospice and Sunrise of McCandless Renaissance Team for the excellent care and attention given to Geraldine at the end of her life. The family is grateful also for previous caregivers who cared for her with affection and respect. Due to the Corona Virus situation, services and interment are private. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Gifts in memory of Geraldine Lattari may be made payable to the University of Pittsburgh, for the Balest, Greco and Lattari Italian Studies Fund, and mailed to Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement, University of Pittsburgh, 128 North Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA 15260; or made online at or by phone at 1-800-817-8943

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  • Lisa Auth

    I couldn’t have been more sorry to hear of this loss and even more painful at such a trying time. I never met your mother Fran, but I know she was an amazing person. Through her children I know, lives her great heart and undying spirit. God Bless you all and may you find comfort in his hands at this time. Much love and prayers…..

  • Brian and Kim Talbert

    We are sorry for you loss. Know that she is at peace resting in the Father’s arms and may those same arms bring you comfort in this time.

  • Edward F Marcellus

    I am very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

  • Neva Pierce

    What a beautiful lady.
    My heartfelt love and sympathy go out to her precious family. May God give you peace that only He can provide.

  • Cathleen Fritz

    Geraldine was an amazing woman with a truly wonderful spirit! She was needed in Heaven, and is now a guardian angel watching over all her loved. My deepest sympathy to the family. Rejoice in knowing what a great person she was, and what an inspiration she was to everyone around her. Peace and blessings, Cathy Fritz


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