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

Zita Pesano

Mrs. Zita (Cupac) Pesano, 96, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Pesano was born on October 26, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late John J. and Teressa (Sebecic) Cupac. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Church, and the Lincoln High School class of 1940. She had worked as a waitress at Mike Isabella’s restaurant in New Castle, and Pee Wee’s Hot Dog Shop in Ellwood City. Zita also worked at Beverly’s Antique Shop in Ellwood City as a clerk. She enjoyed assisting with weddings at the Holy Redeemer Church, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Joyce Gordon, Janice Cable, Patty Penson, Sander Cupac, Marlane Boots, Corine Rutter Borselli, Joe Ridjaneck, George Ridjaneck, Thomas Cupac, and Garth Cupac, and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Samuel Pesano whom she married on May 3, 1947 and passed away on August 6, 1996, her sisters, Barbara Hief, Lois Hoodnick, Anna Draganza, and Lillian Ridjaneck, and her brothers, Nick Cupac, and Joseph Cupac.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Pesano’s name may be made to the Family Hospice, 3124 Wilmington Rd, New Castle, Pa 16105.


1 Comment

  • George Ridjaneck Posted May 18, 2019 8:44 am

    How sad it was to here of Aunt Zita’s passing, but how fortunate we were to have had her here for so long. With her departure, an era comes to a close, leaving us with fond memories.

    She will be missed. She has earned her rest. But knowing Aunt Zita, if in the beyond there is a kitchen, she will be in there helping and better organizing the Heavenly Banquet; and after all is ready, reunite again with her family above, dancing in heels no older women could dream of wearing.

    Rest eternal be hers. May the angels take her to live in the light perpetual.

    George Ridjaneck

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