Luisa Bevacqua, 89, of Warren, PA, passed away peacefully on early Sunday morning, August 23, 2020, at Warren General Hospital with her son at her side. Now reunited with her husband, Pietro, who died 3 months ago, both are in heaven to celebrate her 90th birthday that was only two days away. Born August 25, 1930, in Cassano Irpino, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Paolo and Carolina (De Coro) Maiorana.
After high school graduation, she became a talented seamstress under the tutelage of her husband, Pietro, a professional tailor. A resident of Warren for 53 years, she was employed at the former Levinson Brothers Department Store as a seamstress and at the former Blair Corporation in the Mailing Folding Dept office, from which she retired. Prior to moving to Warren, she worked alongside her husband at his custom tailoring shop in Salem, OH. Luisa was a woman of great faith and was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church.
She is survived by her dedicated and loving son, Carmen Bevacqua, Warren, PA, one sister, Edvige (Mario) Castellano, Italy, two cousins, Janet (William) Callanan and Francesca Maioran, Las Vegas, NV, and many treasured nieces and nephews in PA, NY, Canada and Italy. Throughout her life, Luisa’s constant and greatest dedication was to her beloved immediate and extended family. She enjoyed reading, hidden word games, jigsaw puzzles and recounting precious family stories due to her keen memory.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Pietro “Pete” Bevacqua, whom she married on March 11, 1954, and who died on May 15, 2020, and 4 brothers: Bartolomeo, Filippo, Francesco Maiorana and Gennaro Majorana, all of Italy.
Friends will be received on Thursday, August. 27, 2020, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., from 10 – 11 a.m., at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted with Fr. Richard C. Tomasone, pastor, officiating. Social distancing and masks will be required. The Mass will be live streamed as well at 11 a.m. via Facebook Pietro and Luisa Bevacqua public page: https://www.facebook.com/Pietro-and-Luisa-Bevacqua-107786797608416/ or login if a member.
Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Warren, PA 16365. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. W., Warren PA 16365.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.