Mrs. Vita L. Prence, 94, of Koppel passed away on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at Concordia at Villa St. Joseph in Baden.
Mrs. Prence was born in Koppel on September 2nd, 1928 to the late Charles and Rose (Petti) Nardone. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1945. In May of 1946 she married her husband Edward Prence who later passed away on October 3rd, 1971. Following Ed’s passing Vita was hired at the Beaver County Court House in the Department of Voter Registration and worked there until her retirement in 1990. For many years she was an active member, and volunteer at the former Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Koppel and a member of the church’s Christian Mothers organization. Presently she is a member of the Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Church. While her son was playing high school football for Beaver Falls she helped with the Beaver Falls Football Mothers and served as treasurer for the group. Vita will be remembered as being a great cook and enjoyed traveling to Europe.
She is survived by her daughters Deborah Prence and her husband Leo Quigley of Washington D.C. and Diane (Richard) Klugh of Natrona Heights, sons Neal Prence of Koppel and Edward (Elizabeth) Prence of Clearwater, FL, grandchildren Megan Prence, Aden Prence, Johanna (Elvin) Jenkins, Rhea (Daniel) Allen, Jeffrey (Allison) Klugh, Alissa Klugh, Leslie (Andrew) Wall, and Edward Prence, great-grandchildren Wesley Sullivan, Katherine Jenkins, Natalie Jenkins, Nathan Klugh, Lillian Klugh, Ethan Wall, and Sophia Wall, and her brother Joseph “Joe” Nardone of Koppel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward, granddaughter Amy Star Sullivan, and sister-in-law Olga Nardone.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am at Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Church. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Wednesday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Prence’s name may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, st.jude.org.
She was always nice to Me and made Me feel at home when I visited and would spend the night as a kid, as an adult it was always a pleasure to bump in to Her from time to time.
Sorry for your loss.
There are some people that come into our lives and make a lasting impression, they help us become something better. For me, I could see that Vita Prence had that kind of lasting influence on everyone who had the good fortune to know her. My dearest friend’s mom could not have been kinder, funnier, sweeter… she just made a person want to be like her. I am so blessed to have known her, and I am sure I am better in some ways because of her.
Debi, Diane, Ed, Neal and families, also Joe Nardone and family, nothing about losing a Loved one is easy, it truly hurts, but May you find peace in your pain and comfort in your memories of her smile, her laughter, her kindness towards anyone she met, She always greeted you with a hug and inquired as to how you and your family were and May all those memories stay deep in your hearts. Another Koppel Treasure is gone but won’t be forgotten, I am sorry I cannot be there to convey my condolences in person but know that I truly am sorry for your loss. Vita was a wonderful person, now after all these years reunited with her Husband and her loved ones.