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Lydia "Lee" DiGiosio

April 08, 1929 - November 20, 2021


Obituary For Lydia "Lee" DiGiosio

Lydia "Lee" DiGiosio, age 92, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Lee was the badass wife of the late Renaldo "Babe" DiGiosio. Born in Hazelwood where she formed life-long friends, they moved to Greenfield, Bethel Park and finally to Peters Township. Together, they owned Babe’s Bar where she was fondly known as “no more, no less” and was the best Italian cook around. She was great at stretching a dollar and had a knack for creativity - shopping flea markets and thrift stores to remake and reuse. Her sharp tongue, wit and determined spirit will be missed by her children; Mark (Pamela) DiGiosio, Colette (Jack) Freiwald, Vali - who lovingly cared for her - (Rick) Cavanagh, her grandchildren; Alan (Danelle), Michael (Michelle) and the late Richie DiGiosio, Ashley (Chris) Prado, Melissa (Rob) Cochrane, Christopher (Tabitha), Taylor (Jake Machel) and Jace (Tara) Cavanagh, along with her 14 ½ great grandchildren. What a legacy, what a life! We will keep “GiGi” in our hearts forever!

Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Monday from 5-8 and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Valentine Church at 10:00 a.m.

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  • Mark, Colette, and Vali, I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was awesome. I haven't seen her in years however I recall her kindness and great Italian food in Hazelwood and Greenfield. Your mom and dad were great friends with my uncle and aunt, George and Anne DeFlippo. Your dad always referred to your mom as the "Dragon Lady" . I sure you dad said to her 'where the hell have you been' when she got to heaven. My deepest sympathy to the family! Gerry Klimo

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of her family. It was a pleasure to know her though just a few years. So sorry we will not be able to share the celebration of her life in person. God bless you all. Mike and Jo Ann Branchen

  • Loved your Mom. Remember her painting a mural with grapes in a lavender bedroom for you Colette. So sorry for your loss. Susan Barnhorst

  • Colette my heart goes out to you and your family. She will be in your hearts always. Rest in peace Lydia. Virginia Ramsey