Saturday, December 12, 2009


Marie A. (nee Sofia) DiLuciano, 80, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2009, at EMH, Elyria.

Marie was born August 16, 1929, in Lorain, Ohio to Anthony and Lena (nee Rosso) Sofia. She was a life-long resident of Lorain. Marie graduated from Lorain High School in 1947B. She married her high school sweetheart, Al DiLuciano, on February 18, 1950. Marie worked as a dental assistant in her early years. She was instrumental in the development of the business aspects of V & A Process. Marie was a member of the Church of St. Peter where she was a member of the Holy Name Society, a home visitor minister for the homebound and nursing homes, and she taught PSR classes. Other memberships include Lorain County Serra Club, Cursillo, Lakeland Woman’s Club, II Century Council, Little Flowers of Jesus, Ladies Sodality, and St. Francis Mission Group. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, ceramics, reading, and, most importantly, spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 60 years of marriage, Albert R. DiLuciano, of Lorain; loving children, Sue (Joe) Bylica, Randy (Melodi) DiLuciano, Alice (Jim) Wiegand and Russell (fiancé-Sylvia) DiLuciano all of Lorain; dear grandchildren, Corey (Rachel) DiLuciano, Stacey (Tom) Dalton, Gena Szakats, Graig Szakats, Alyssa Wiegand, David Wiegand, Bryan (Liz) Dall, Michael (Andrea) Bylica and Scott Dall; cherished great-grandchildren, Angelina and Alanna Cruz, Tommy and Lincoln Dalton, Aliciana and Ysabella Bylica, Lexy and Caitlin Dall and Rosie and Ray; and dear brother, Philip Sofia.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia DiLuciano, and sister, Frances Rochelmeyer.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH, (440) 244-1961, on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 2:00-8:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:50 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053, Fr. Chuck Henkle, O.F.M. Conv., officiating.Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of St. Peter Capital Campaign Fund or St. Peter School Endowment Fund, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using


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