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Iusa, Filomena

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February 4, 1916 - March 28, 2016

Iusa, Filomena

Filomena Filippi Iusa joined the Lord on Monday, March 28, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 4, 1916 in Ripa Fagnano Alto, Provincia di L’Aquila, Italy.  She reunites with her father, Carmine Filippi, her mother, Angela DeMatteis, loving aunt, Concetta Filippi Valentini, sister, Lydia Santavicca, brothers, Panfilo Filippi and Elio Filippi, and husband, Berardino Iusa.

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Filomena grew up in Ripa, a small village amidst the Apennine Mountains in central Italy. At the age of 18, she immigrated to America with her family during a large wave of Italian migration to the US. She ultimately settled outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

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Filomena was a master of her home, her family, and her crafts. She cultivated beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was a gourmet cook and meticulously re-created Old World Italian feasts. And she was an expert seamstress with a passion for crocheting intricate works of art.

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Filomena was also a loving mother and grandmother. In 1984, “Nonna” moved to Houston, Texas to live with her daughter Domenica’s family and help raise her grandchildren. She patiently and attentively looked after two energetic bambinos. She taught them Italian phrases, how to cook their favorite treats, and that it was possible to grow giant fruit trees from seeds!

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She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Domenica and John N Seitz; son, Dino Iusa; granddaughter, Kathryn Seitz; grandson and wife, John F and Sarah Seitz as well as loving nieces and nephews, caring and loving in-laws, devoted caregivers, and friends.

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Family and friends were received for a visitation and rosary on Thursday, March 31 at 6 pm at Saint Martha Catholic Church on 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, Texas. A Mass celebrating her life was held on Friday April 1, 2016 at Saint Martha Catholic Church at eleven o’clock in the morning. 

To view and submit images or to sign the guestbook, visit http://www.mem.com/6869647


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Visitation: A visitation was held on 2016-04-01 at St. Martha Catholic Church.


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