Stella M. Ruccio, age 93, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2020, at LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center of Turtle Creek. Born June 10, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Ann (Kustra) Kustra and the wife of Frank J. Ruccio, for almost 71 years.
Stella dedicated her life to caring for her family and home. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and a Christian Mother at Corpus Christi Church. She was also a member of the Polish National Alliance, Lodge #352. Stella enjoyed cooking, baking, and bingo club. She will always be remembered for hosting Christmas Eve and many other family events throughout her life.
In addition to her husband, Stella is survived by her children, Christina (Wayne) Vallowe of Ashland, OH, Frank A. "Butch" (Sandra) Ruccio of McKeesport, Daniel J. (Terry) Ruccio of McKeesport, and Maria (Michael) Kotun of McKeesport; grandchildren, Erin (Eric) Mitchell, Ryan (Suzy) Vallowe, Josh Vallowe, Jonathan (Lucy Rose) Ruccio, Angela Ruccio, Adam Ruccio, Grant (Abbie) Ruccio, Jessica (Will) Barefield, Nicholas Kotun, Ashley (Joey) Manning; great-grandchildren, Cole, Cooper, Alex, Tucker, and Ivey Mitchell, Annabelle, Jackson, Jamieson and Charlie Vallowe, Kael and Adeline Vallowe, Eden, Hosanna, Isla and Suri Ruccio, Q, Selah and Silas Barefield, Logan and Layla Manning; siblings, Albert Kustra of McKeesport, Walter Kustra of North Huntingdon, Irene Squires of McKeesport, and Eleanor Todaro of Edgewood, MD; also many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Stella was also preceded in death by her brother, John Kustra.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 12:30 p.m., at Corpus Christi Church, on Monday, December 28, 2020. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Mary's Polish Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor
Originally published December 26, 2020.