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 Vera Eleanor <I>Panunzio</I> De Luca

Vera Eleanor Panunzio De Luca

Birth
Ophir, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Death 9 Feb 1997 (aged 81)
Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot L, 170, 4
Memorial ID 133698 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
February 12, 1997
page D7

Loving mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and dear friend, Vera Eleanor Panunzio DeLuca, 81, passed away peacefully at her home in Midvale, February 9, 1997.

This special lady was born on January 8, 1916 in Ophir, Utah, to Merceda and Piago Panunzio. Vera married Frank DeLuca on June 12, 1937 at Our Lady of Lourdes, Magna, Utah. She was the loving mother of two sons, Sam and Bill; grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of eleven, and great-great-grandmother of one. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to Wendover, playing cards with her family, and spending weekends camping up Provo Canyon. Vera was employed with American Linen for 20 years. Lifelong cheerleader for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their sporting events. She also had a great love for her only great-granddaughter, Adison.

She made many of her friends and family smile with her great Italian dishes. Always giving unconditionally of her time and talents to those in need. Faithful parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church.

She leaves behind her loved ones, sons, Sam DeLuca, Bill (Jan) DeLuca; grandchildren, Sherrie Rutter, Tiffany VanRy, Nic, Frank, Michael, Kari Everett, Kyle Back, Kirk Back; great-granddaughter, Adison VanRy; sister, Irene Mastronardi; brothers, Mike and Shanze Panunzio; to reunite with those who wait to greet her, Mom and Dad, husband, Frank, sisters, Mary and Ange.

Funeral Mass, Thurs, Feb. 13, 1997, 10 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 75 E. Lennox, Midvale. Holy Rosary will be recited Weds at 8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, where friends may call Weds 6-8 p.m. and Thurs 9-9:45 a.m. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 133698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vera Eleanor Panunzio De Luca (8 Jan 1916–9 Feb 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133698, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .