Delia DeCianno Leopardo, 87

Delia DeCianno Leopardo, 87, of North Sewickley Township, passed away at her residence on September 11, 2014.

She was born April 12, 1927, in Beaver Falls, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Amelia DeMatteo DeCianno.

She graduated from Beaver Falls High School and the Providence Hospital School of Nursing. Delia worked as a nurse in Miami Beach, FL, and in Oahu, Hawaii. On October 6, 1956, she married John Leopardo. Upon returning to this area, she was employed as a Registered Nurse at Providence Hospital and lastly the Beaver Valley Medical Center, where she retired in 1988. Delia was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish. She enjoyed traveling, watching football, and spending time with her family.

Delia is survived by her devoted husband John and her five loving daughters, Karen (Kevin) Stewart, Kathryn (Bill) McKenzie, Sylvia (Jeff) Simon, Barbara (Greg) Martin and Elvy (David) Kirkham. She is also survived by two sisters, Lucia Ostrom, and Mary Jerome, a brother, Gene DeCianno and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Delia was preceded in death by her sister, Elvira DeCianno and a brother, John DeCianno.

Friends will be received on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00 am at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow in the Williamsburg Mausoleum at the Beaver Falls Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic School Angel Fund or The American Heart Association.

The family wished to express their sincere gratitude to VNA Hospice for their compassionate care.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Delia’s family at

7 thoughts on “Delia DeCianno Leopardo, 87

  1. John, you and your family are in our prayers.
    Sorry I can’t come in person but will be thinking and praying for your entire family.

    “The first condition of immortality is death!”

    She is immortal in many, many, hearts!

  2. “I tell you most solemnly, you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.” (John 16:20)
    “For I shall see you again and your hearts will be full of joy, and that joy no one shall take from you. (John 16:22)
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May The Lord bring you comfort, peace and all the love you need to help you get through these difficult times.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Helene and Bill Mc Kee

  3. We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Amidst the grief you are experiencing, we hope that the wonderful memories of Delia and a life well led will help to console you. May the peace and comfort of Our Lord descend upon you in these difficult times and may Our Blessed Mother and all the saints and angels lead Delia into the eternal rest that has been prepared for us from the beginning.

  4. We are sending a lot of love and prayers from Texas, so sorry we can not make the funeral. We all have wonderful memories of a lot of good times and great friendships; all the way back to her going to high school with my Dad, and nursing school with my Mom.
    Karen – I remember a lot of summers running around together and having so much fun – your Mom was a wonderful person and we will all miss her.
    Love and prayers, xoxo,
    Nancee / John and Dorrie Jackson

  5. So sorry about your dear mom. She was a great person. She is with the Lord no pain or sickness. God bless your family and may he keep you all in the palm of his hands

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