Recent City Resident Rose Lucente, Long-Time Harrison County Restaurant Owner, Passes at 87

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on December 06, 2017 via

Rose Lucente, 87 years of age, crossed into the glory of Heaven and into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 3, 2017, surrounded by her family.
She was born at home in Summit Park on June 17, 1930, and was daughter to the late Frank and Daisy Devono Lucente.
Rose is survived by one sister, Rebecca Lucente, who resides in Bridgeport.
Rose attended Summit Park Elementary and Junior High and was a 1948 graduate of Victory High School.  She worked at her parent’s neighborhood grocery store from a young age and after the death of her parents went on to establish the Rose Lucente Pizzeria at the same location in 1986.  She served her famous Pizza, Hoagies and Pepperoni Rolls until 2011 when she began to have health issues.  She lived in Summit Park for 85 years until 2015 when she went to live with her cousin Mary Lou “Weege” Vargo in Bridgeport.
In addition to her sister Rebecca, Rose is survived by two sisters-in-law, Velma Lucente and Marlane Lucente, 23 nieces and nephews including locally, Joanne McNemar Thomas, Regina Lucente, Maria Bailey and Tony Lucente as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Tony (Tubby), Joe, Frank and David Lucente three sisters, Jennie Jenio, Katie Papasidero, and Margaret Jane Lucente, one nephew, Tim Lucente and one niece, Teresa Lucente.
Rose was a faithful servant of the Lord and attended Christian Assembly Church in Nutter Fort.  She would often be heard singing her church hymns while she worked and cooked.  She greeted everyone with a sparkling smile and the stories of her friendships and support for her customers, family and friends are numerous.  She was a gentle spirit with a huge heart.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Paul Davis and People’s Hospice especially Paige, Shara, Emily, Barb and Lee Ann, as well as caregivers, BJ Lucas and Shelly Matheny.
At Rose’s request, she was cremated.
The family invites you to a gathering on December 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm at the Christian Assembly Church, 316 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort.  A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. led by Pastor Frederick Aves.
Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at  A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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