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Christine M. Ritacco

November 17, 1945 - February 15, 2021

Obituary For Christine M. Ritacco

Age 75, of Castle Shannon, formerly of Charleroi and Monessen. Following a 27-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 15, 2021 with her beloved husband by her side.

Born on November 17, 1945 in North Charleroi to the late Margaret and John Stofan of Monessen. She was a devoted and loving wife of 51 years and a very caring and loving mother to her two cherished children. She was a 1963 graduate of Monessen High School and a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. She is survived by her devoted husband and caregiver, Joseph S. Ritacco; mother of Kari Jo Ritacco Walker of Leesburg, VA and Joseph J. Ritacco of Pittsburgh; grandmother of Chloe Emma and Kenzie Ava Walker; sister of Elizabeth Lutz, Joan Kacik and Joseph Stofan. A special thank you for the wonderful kindness and compassion given to Christine from Bernie, Michelle and Beth of Gallagher Hospice. Also a thank you to Joy of Visiting Angels who was a special friend and companion for over two years. Contributions in Christine’s name can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western PA, 575 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue PA 15202. Visitation and services were held privately. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227.

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Dear Joe and family we send our deepest sympathies to all of you. I always enjoyed talking to her at Bertha & Emil's house.
- Kathie & Ron Chadwick
My deepest sympathy to all of Christine's family. I recall her well from when she attended the Movers and Shakers Support Group. May she rest in peace with her loving Father. Judy Kandel, member of the Movers and Shakers for many years.
- Judy Ann Kandel
Mr. Ritacco, my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your wife, Christine. Sincerely, Johannah Sismondo
- Johannah Sismondo
With deepest sympathy Joe and family....Paula and Jim Phillips and Pete White.....your old neighbors
- Paula Phillips
To Mr. Ritacco and family, I am so sorry to read about the death of your wife and mother. I only met her once but I know that she was a wonderful person in your family. You will be in my prayers. Take care and God Bless! Colleen Arnowitz
- Colleen R Arnowitz
Joe and family--we are so saddened by Chris's. Many many memories of our kids growing up together. May you find comfort in knowing she is now resting peacefully in the palm of God's hand. Ed and Donna Weckoski
- Ed and Donna Weckoski

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