Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Mrs. Catherine Prestia, 94

Mrs. Catherine Prestia, 94 of Ellwood City, passed away Monday, November 7th, 2022 at the Allegheny Health Network Hospital in Wexford, after a lengthy illness.

Born June 16th, 1928 in Bari, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Gennaro and Angela Lorusso. She was married to Rocco Prestia who passed away January 27th, 2002. They met while her husband served in the Army in World War 2, instantly fell in love and then married on April 25th, 1946 and went on to enjoy 56 wonderful years together. She was an exceptional cook, had a beautiful voice, and she enjoyed singing opera. Catherine also loved to ride her bike and swim. She was a member of the Christian Assembly Church.

She is surived by her children, Robert G. (Louisa), Madeline A., Stella M., and Christopher P. Prestia all of Ellwood City, brothers, Johnny (Eleanor), and Joseph (Norma) Lorusso of Ellwood City and Bruno (Cathy) Lorusso of New Castle, sister, Aurora Taylor of Ellwood City, and one grandson, Robert “Bobby” Prestia of Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rocco Prestia whom she married on April 25th, 1946, sister, Stella De Cesare, and brothers, Vincent and Anthony Lorusso.

Ti Amo precious mother Forever.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13th, from 4 pm until the time of service at 7 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., with Pastor Matt Bupp officiating. Interment will be at the Slippery Rock Cemetery Mausoleum.


  • David Patterson and family Posted November 12, 2022 2:43 am

    I and my family deeply give our sympathies. I loved your Mother and thankfully I have many memories of her.

  • Marilyn Mercer Posted February 14, 2023 4:57 am

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My deepest condolences.

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