Accursia Santangelo Moncada, 95, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling.
Accursia was born March 29, 1919 in Sicily, a daughter of the late Albert and Accursia Indelicato Santangelo. She was a retired cook for Figaretti’s Restaurant; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; and a member of the Italian American Club, Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paolo Moncada, in 2011; three brothers, Marco, Gasparo and Accursio Santangelo; four sisters, Angela Digiorgio, Calogera Catalanotto, Antonina Nicotra and Giuseppa Santangelo; a son-in-law, Dick Falkenstein; a granddaughter, Roseanne; and a grandson, Christopher.
Accursia is survived by three children, Raymond Moncada Delores of Wheeling, Josie Falkenstein of Wheeling and Accursia Klug Hilary of Maryland; a sister, Maria Maniscalo of Argentina; four grandchildren, Christina Stevens Eugene Streett of Florida, Stefanie Reinhardt David of Maryland, Patrick Paul Klug Christine of Massachusetts and Jennifer Barnes Brian of Maryland; seven great-grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, Andrew, Evan, Victoria, Kevin and Austin; and a great-great-granddaughter, Ella Rose.
Accursia’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Liza’s Place, for the exceptional care and compassion.
Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Monday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Gary Naegele as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003 or Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
Aunt Lisa, Uncle Hilary, and Cousins,
I wish you all blessings of peace and comfort as you say a final farewell to your mother/grandmother. I remember as a little girl going to her house and there always being lots of family and scrumptious aromas of Italian food. It was truly an experience of welcoming warmth and love. God rest her soul in Heaven now. Love and prayers, Carolyn
My most sincere condolences to you and your entire family for the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you.
Robin Harto former RN Family Service UOV
Remembering what a kind and generous person and a good friend and neighbor she was. She has probably already baked her delicious cookies for her friends in heaven. The world could use many more people like her and it would be a better place.