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Fiorina “Flo” Torchia Munizza, 82, on April 8, 2018, of Sewickley, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA.
She was the wife of the late Raffaele Munizza; mother of John Munizza and Dominic Munizza, Sewickley. Grandmother of Michael Munizza, Jimmy Munizza and Andrew Munizza, all of Sewickley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio Torchia and Rosina Scalercio Torchia; brothers, Pepino Torchia, Albert Torchia and Smeraldo “Smitty” Torchia; brothers-in-law, Dominic, Jerry and Tom Munizza, and Bruno Sirianni.
Survived by her sisters Angelina Sirianni of Italy, Grace Munizza (Fiore), Lida Munizza, and Belinda Smith, daughter-in-law Diane Munizza; sisters-in-law, Gina Torchia, Coleen Torchia, and Saveria Torchia; brother-in law, Tony Munizza; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Born I n Gizzeria, Italy, on September 2, 1935, she settled in Sewickley PA in 1953 with her husband, where she raised her family. For over 50 years, she was a fixture in the Sewickley business community as a hair stylist for countless people at Quinio’s Salon, the Patio, Beaver Place, and Villager II.
An avid gardener, Flo was known for her cooking, where she entertained many relatives and friends every Sunday afternoon at her home for “pasta” dinner.
Member of St. James Catholic Parish, she was a devout Christian.
Friends will be received on Wednesday April 11, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, 702 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, followed with internment at St. James Catholic Cemetery.