June 9, 1939 - September 17, 2021
Vincenza C. “Virginia” Nocera, 82, of Rochester Twp., passed away September 17, 2021 peacefully at her home. Born June 9, 1939 in San Marco, Italy, Province of Foggia, she was the daughter of the late Raffaele and Antonietta Lembo Chippoletta. She was an employee of the former Hilltop Restaurant where she worked for 27 years as the head cook, a member of the St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester, Our Lady of the Valley Parish, a member of the Christian Mothers, a volunteer with the former MDA Dinners, and loved to cook for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Frank Nocera in 2004. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Giacomo Chippoletta. She is survived by one son, Frank Ralph Nocera, Rochester Twp.; four daughters and three son in laws, Maria A. Sowell, and her fiancé, Pete Webb, Dayton, Texas, Anna V. Collins and her husband, Mark, Monaca, Theresa F. Lewis and her husband, Stephen, Rochester Twp., and Lena A. Brueggman and her husband, David, Beaver Falls; six granddaughters, Lori Sowell, Texas, Anna Sowell Denson, and her husband, Chris, Texas, Nicole Nocera Bills, and her husband, Andy, Rochester, Lana Nocera, Ellwood City, Tiffany Sowell, Texas, and Stephenie Lewis, Rochester Twp.; two grandsons, Joshua Collins, Virginia, David J. Brueggman, Beaver Falls, eleven great grandchildren, Jhayden, Makenzie, Macy, Donahvan, Arian, Stormy & Haley, Jason, Krystal, Lee III, all of Texas, and Nathan, Rochester; one brother and sister in law, Luigi Chippoletta, and his wife, Celestina, Italy; numerous special nieces and nephews who were dear to her heart as well as special loving friends and neighbors who cared for our mom. Friends will be received Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 349 Adams Street, Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 10 AM in St. Cecilia RC Church, Rochester. Interment will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery. A Wake service will be held Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Funeral Home.
Vincenza C. “Virginia” Nocera, 82, of Rochester Twp., passed away September 17, 2021 peacefully at her home. Born June 9, 1939 in San Marco, Italy, Province of Foggia, she was the daughter of the late Raffaele and Antonietta Lembo... View Obituary & Service Information
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