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Delfina (Mancuso) De Ciantis

March 31, 1921 - August 15, 2021

Obituary For Delfina (Mancuso) De Ciantis

of Whitehall.

Centenarian and the last of her generation with a fierce love for her family. Delfina emigrated from Feroleto Antico, Calabria, Italy in 1937. She was an impeccable seamstress who spent her lifetime working at exclusive clothing shops prior to owning her own business that served the community from 1975 to 2010. Beloved by her family, many friends and clients. Preceded in death by her older siblings Saveria, Adelina, Carlo, Franco, Vincenzo and Dalia. She is survived by her children Deno (Lydia Valanti), Aldo (Theresa Corey); grandchildren Karl, Lilliana, Alex and Journey; great-grandmother of Jason, Luciana and Luca. Married to the late Angelo De Ciantis. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Friday morning at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Sisters of the Holy Spirit, 5246 Clarwin Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

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Dear Aldo, Teri, Karl and Alex, Rod, Julianna and I were thinking of you today as you laid your mother/grand mother to rest. How wonder that she was with you for so many years. You are her legacy of a life well lived. We send our love and condolences. Cathy
- Cathy Fultineer
Deno and Aldo, your mom was a good and generous neighbor. May God's love and grace and blessings sustain you during this difficult time. Deepest sympathies to you and your families. Denise (Witmer) Zovack
- Denise Zovack
Dear Dino and Aldo, Many years have passed since we met through my deceased parents wonderful relationship with your mother and Aunt Dalia and Uncle Albert. Our deepest sympathies to both of you and your families as well as to your cousins Elvira and Toni. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Blessings, Tony & Diane Chiappetta (formerly of Marylea Avenue in Brentwood, adjacent to your Aunt Dalia's house)
- Tony Chiappetta
Dear Deno and Lydia, Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mom. I never had the pleasure of meeting her personally but the previous comments confirmed what I believed: that she was an exceptional person. Kappa Love, Paul Martin
- Paul
We're so sorry for your loss. Delfina was a warm, witty, wonderful, and loving woman. Every memory I have of her is of her vibrant nature. If only we could all live with just an ounce of the humor, positivity, energy, strength, and outlook on life as she had. She will live forever in our hearts and memories. Please take some comfort in knowing that she is in peace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
- Antonietta Fazio-Johnson
A nice lady and a good neighbor, and a person with a good work ethic. Debbie and I remember her mowing her grass when she was in her 90s! Jeff Witmer
- Jeff Witmer
Deno and Aldo - My sympathy to and your families on the loss of your mom. She was a lovely lady to know and to have for a neighbor. Her gift of cookies during the Christmas holidays were such a delicious treat and it was a very thoughtful gesture that I appreciated very much. God be good to her. Caren Witmer
- Care Witmer
Deno...I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a miraculous woman who was always positive and wonderful, just like her son! She was blessed to make 100 years. Bob and I send our sincere condolences. Since I just had hip abductor surgery I will not be able to travel to Pittsburgh...I can't do steps!!! Best...as always sympathies...Lisa Kunst Vavro
- Lisa Kunst Vavro
Deno, my deepest sympathies to you and your family for the loss of your Mother. I remember you Mom fondly. Always enjoyed our college days and the many times you had me over for her great Italian cooking. She was a beautiful person and will be deeply missed. You, your Mom and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of Terry and myself. God Bless, Gary Alfano
- Gary
Cara Zia Delfina, ti ricorderemo sempre con tanto affetto, non dimenticheremo mai tutti i sorrisi che ci hai regalato. Che la terra ti sia lieve, buon viaggio Zia! Tonino, Anna, Rossella e Maria Sole❤️
- Rossella
I attended her wedding years ago and now I'm saddened to be attending her funeral. Such a wonderful fun loving Woman with a terrific sense of humor. Teresa Stayduhar (Cristiano)
- Teresa stayduhar
Oh, Deno. I am so sorry. It's so hard losing a Mom.🙏
- Peggy Shea
So sorry to hear about your loss.your mom was truly a special person. Unfortunately I was just in pgh last week and can't come to the funeral, Greg who was traveling to Canada anyway will be there.our deepest condolences
- Robert Riccardi
Your mom was a true gem and one in a million. She was feisty for her age and I loved every day I had her on my floor . She will live forever in your heart and you have many memories your mother. I will miss seeing her dearly. Ruth Kovacic
- Ruth
She was truly a lady of "light". I was blessed to have a bit of her light shine upon me and my sister Joan through the years. My heart is with her family and all those fortunate enough to have known her💗
- Phyllis Ruscella

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