Anna Mae Gioia, 94, of Lincoln Boro, passed away Thursday April 1, 2021 at home. She was born June 5, 1926 on the family farm in Elizabeth Township, and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Arelia Billick. She was the wife of the late Nicholas (Nick) Gioia. They got married on her 21st birthday and were married for 41 years. Anna was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and also a member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She worked for White Star Laundry and J & L Mill in Christy Park. She was a long time employee of McKeesport Hospital as a Messenger Escort and was a Union Steward for Local 205. Anna Mae was best known for her love of her trips to the casino and baking, especially Easter Bread and Pizzelles.
Anna is survived by her sister, Darlene (Gary) Palm, of Mt. Vernon, OH, children, Bernard J. (Nancy) Gioia of Chalk Hill, PA, Gary (Debra) Gioia, of Elizabeth Township, and Donna (David) Petruski, of Lincoln Boro. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Along with her parents and husband, Anna Mae is preceded in death by her brothers, Delmar Billick and Eugene (Charlotte) Billick, sister, Dorothy (Harry) Brothers. Visitation and Services are private. Interment will be held at Round Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are made by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield St, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Originally published April 02, 2021.