Emma Louise LaMonaca


93, of Black Jack, Missouri, passed away June 20, 2019 surrounded by, nephew Joseph and wife Patricia DiPaola. Born in Windber, Pennsylvania on May 16, 1926, Daughter of the late Antonio LaMonaca and wife Ida D'Alessandro Fracassi. Preceded in death by her brothers, Albert and wife Lucy, Arthur and wife Mary. Sisters Tressa, Elena and husband Pete DiPaola, Yolanda and husband Francis White. Survived by numerous nieces, great nieces, nephews, and great nephews. Emma received a Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Taught Psychiatric Nursing in Chicago, Illinois where she lived until retiring to Black Jack, Missouri. Emma loved traveling , teaching, the city of Chicago, the Cubs Baseball Team, and her family. She had a great sense of humor, a loving caring Aunt,Teacher and Nurse. Emma will be deeply missed by her family,friends and Students. A funeral mass was held in Black Jack, Missouri and private rememberance ceremony was held in Windber,PA with her Windber family on July 27,2019. A short service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church 301 Sugar Street, Hooversville, PA. at 1:00 pm, Friday, August 2nd, followed by internment at the Holy Family Cemetery.
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Frances Wilson
Aug 16, 2019
Aunt Emma was a great Aunt and friend. She inspired me to be a nurse and told me I could accomplish anything I set out to do. She loved live and teaching. Her sence of humor was contagious. I always loved her visits and stories of all her travels. I loved her dearly and she will always be in my heart.
mark lamonaca
Aug 15, 2019
thanks to aunt Emma for introducing my parents to each other in an elevator at the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh .Aunt Emma would come to visit and tell us about her trips to Italy and the men working the vineyards gathering grapes to make there famous wines and thinking she must be a movie star to be able to afford the luxury of travel. God Bless !
Alice P Snyder, RN, BSNE
Aug 12, 2019
As a student nurse I cared for Emma's Father, as did she as a graduate nurse. I am grateful to her for wise assistance while I was a student and subsequent employee at the University of Pittsburgh. We shared a love of music as well. God bless her soul.
Barbara LaMonaca Poole
Aug 01, 2019
Prayers of comfort to all who loved Aunt Emma. She was a passionate lady with a wonderful sense of humor. May she Rest In Peace. 💞