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Rita M. (Rucinski) Zuchelli

May 7, 1926 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 94)


Rita M. Zuchelli, age 94, of 344 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, October 27, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.  She was born May 7, 1926, in Huston Township, PA, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Cheslock) Rucinski.  She married Carl R. Zuchelli, Sr. in 1948, he preceded her in death on December 4, 2014.  She resided in Ridgway for many years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.  Rita enjoyed being with her family, cooking, and making pumpkin rolls.  She was a graduate of Huston Township High School.  She had been employed by Quality Components for many years.


She is survived by 1 son Carl R. Zuchelli, Jr. of Kersey; 1 sister Rachael (Leno) Zambanini of Force; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son Kenneth M. Zuchelli; 3 sisters:  Mary Gusherowski, Helen Gerber, and Sophie Bauer; and 

5 brothers:  Joseph, Stanley, Theodore, Frank, and Sylvester Rucinski.


A Memorial Mass for Rita M. Zuchelli will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10:00 AM.  Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church.  Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Force, PA.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to Pinecrest Manor.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

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Memorial Mass
November 21, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Leo Catholic Church (Depot Street, PA)

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