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Florence M. (DePanicis) Truffa

April 2, 1928 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Florence Truffa Obituary

Florence, 95, passed away peacefully at Easy Living Estates, Wednesday, February 7, 2024.  She was the daughter of the late Leonard & Mary DePanicis of Pine Run.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to so many.  Florence loved playing cards, going to bingo and the casino.  More than anything, she enjoyed having her whole family around her, entertaining and feeding everyone; she was ‘famous’ for her huge Italian holiday meals.  She worked all her life, mainly as a bookkeeper, and retired from Kiski News.

Florence was the loving wife of “Scuzy” (Francis) Truffa for nearly 60 years until his death in 2007.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Gene, Joe and Tony DePanicis; sister, Dorie Holbrook; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; and countless dear friends.

Florence is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Truffa of Vandergrift; her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Frank Chavara of Greensburg; her grandkids, James (Nicole) Tamski, Chris (Kendra) Truffa and Sara (Jason) Steele; and her great-grandson, Lennox.

She is also survived by grandkids and great-grandkids, Ed Daughtery and son Nathan; Katie (John) Goughenour and kids Maggie, Franklin, Sam and Harry; Kasie Chavara and kids Levi, John and Talie; Cole (Brooke) Chavara and kids Hunter, Colton, Jules and Gabby.

She is also survived by her sisters, Jennie Napoleon and Rose Keller; sisters-in-law, Emma DePanicis and Arlene DePanicis; so many dear friends; and numerous Godchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Easy Living Estates in Hunker, where Florence lived for the past year.  They cared for her with love and compassion, and she spread joy to everyone there.

Also our deepest gratitude to Mom’s doctor of almost 40 years, Dr. A. Channarasappa and her nurses – who cared for her as one of their own.

Friends will be welcomed by her family on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Christ The King Church, 125 Park Rd., Gilpin Township, with the Rev. Alan N. Polczynski as celebrant.  Private interment will be held at St. Catherine Cemetery in Gilpin Township.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Hyde Park Volunteer Fire Company, 291 Railroad St., Hyde Park, PA 15641.

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February 12, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, Inc.
170 Main Street
Leechburg, PA 15656

Mass of Christian Burial
February 12, 2024

12:30 PM
Christ The King Parish
125 Park Road
Gilpin Township, PA 15656

Private Interment

St. Catherine Cemetery
614 Evergreen Road
Gilpin Township, PA 15656


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