Nora J. (Mears) Iacobucci, 93, of Milton, Delaware, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at home, peacefully and with loving family at her side.
Nora was born April 21, 1927, in Bloxom, Virginia, the youngest of eight children of the late John Hundley and Mary Lankford Mears. She had many fond memories of her family life and childhood growing up on the Eastern Shore, despite the hardships of the times. Her family lineage can be traced to some of the earliest settlers of our country.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony (Tony) Iacobucci, in 2013, and a son-in-law, Charles D. (Chaz) Fields in 2020. Her brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.
Nora is survived by her daughters, Mary Deborah (Debbie) Patz and her husband, Phillip, of Ligonier, PA; Lucille R. (Lucy) Wilcox and her husband, Albert, of Milton, Delaware; Camille I. Connors and her husband, Michael, of Moon Township; and Nanci J. Fields of Moon Township; grandchildren Brandy Grimm (Eric), Christopher (Joy) Fields, James Schibner, Tara Primiero, Laura Billet (Doug), Kara Mundy (Zac), Stephanie Connors, Sarah Connors, and Anthony Connors; seven great-grandchildren, including a namesake, Nora Mundy; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Nora lived with her husband and family in Coraopolis and Moon Township, PA, for many years, and in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for several decades after retirement. Most recently, she resided in Delaware with daughter, Lucy, and son-in-law, Al.
Nora was a registered nurse who graduated from Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, in 1948. She made a commitment to serve our country as a member of the last class to be accepted under the U.S. Cadet Nurses Program during World War II. She remained connected to her nursing school classmates throughout her life, and attended their reunions at every opportunity. Nora worked for many years as a nurse at Ohio Valley General Hospital (now part of Heritage Valley Health System). She loved being a nurse, and her daughters remember the grateful patients who commented on the quality of her nursing care.
Nora was intensely interested in genealogy and family history, and she dedicated countless hours to providing her family with the gift of knowing their roots, both her own and her husband’s family. She enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, especially baseball, and she could summarize the highs/lows of any game with the best of them. She was herself an accomplished athlete in her high school years. Nora also had a deep love of music and was often heard singing “Danny Boy” by her children and listening every night to her favorite artists in later years.
Nora had a remarkable spirit and independent mind, and she lived with strong values and a deep abiding faith in God. She had a quick sense of humor and loved poking fun and cracking jokes, most especially with her sons-in-law. By example, she showed her family how to live each day with courage, determination, joy in the little things, generosity, and steadfast commitment to family and to God. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
Visitation Saturday 9-11 AM at Copelands Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. where prayers will be recited at 11:30 AM followed by Mass at St. Joseph Church, Coraopolis, Pa 15108 followed by entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in her name to Felician Sisters, 1500 Woodcrest Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108; The Women's Memorial Foundation, 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22203; Heritage Valley Health System Foundation, 420 Rouser Road, Suite 102, Moon Township, PA 15108.
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1500 Woodcrest Ave., Coraopolis PA 15108
The Women's Memorial Foundation
200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 400, Arlington VA 22203
Heritage Valley Health System Foundation
420 Rouser Rd., Suite 102, Moon Township PA 15108