Jane A. Piccirilli
July 26, 1930 – Jan. 22, 2021
Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jane Ann (Luciano) Piccirilli passed peacefully to life eternal Friday, surrounded by love. Jane was born in 1930, the first of nine children to Guy and Rose Luciano.
She was predeceased by her parents; brothers: Guy, Joe and Mike Luciano; and her husband of 60 years, Carmen J. Piccirilli.
She is survived by her children: Steven, Karen Laughlin, Claudia Brown (Clyde), Cynthia (Catherine Wright), Carmen McGunigal (Harry) and Jeffrey; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Nick, Anthony, Bob, Rita and Frank Luciano; her sisters-in-law: Joan, Janet, Joline, Patty and Yvonne Luciano and Sabina Pierannunzio.
Jane’s children were certainly her pride and joy. She and Dad taught by example, instilling in their children a deep love of family, a strong work ethic, a sense of service, simple honesty and integrity, a respect for all people and the value of education. Jane was especially proud that all of her children went to college, are good parents and became accomplished, decent adults.
In addition to raising a family of six children, Jane retired from the Altoona Area School District after 26 years as the cafeteria manager of Roosevelt Junior High School. She volunteered another 17 years at Logan Elementary School where her daughter Carmen taught.
Jane spent the past seven years living in Virginia, and for a time was a Red Cross volunteer at the hospital where her daughter Cindy practiced medicine. Even as her health declined, she was known for her ready smile, caring kindness, grateful attitude and thoughtfulness.
Jane was devoted to her Catholic faith, loved to dance, treasured her close-knit family and was a wonderful cook, a devoted homemaker and loving sister, mother and grandmother. We are grateful to have so many rich and wonderful memories.
There will be a public viewing from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Monsignor Stanley Carson as celebrant. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.