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Lucille M. DeGroat

October 10, 1923 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 96)


Lucille M. DeGroat, 96, a resident of Pinecrest and formerly of 587 N. Broad Street, Ridgway, died on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.

She was born October 10, 1923 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Mario and Ernestine Muccicciaro Giordano.

On October 3, 1946, in St. Leo’s Church, she married the late Joseph DeGroat, who preceded her in death in 1970.

Lucille was a graduate of Ridgway High School, class of 1941.  She worked for Alpine Metals and IPM for many years.  In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles.  She also liked baking and gardening.

She is survived by two daughters; Barbara Taylor and her husband Philip of St. Marys, and Debra Larnder and her husband Alan of Ridgway, and by one son; Joseph DeGroat of Ohio.  She is also survived by five grandchildren; Rebecca (Tim) Marconi, Jackie (Tony) Whitaker, Alena (Ben) Park, Denise Larnder, Emily (fiancé Ryan Hultman) Larnder, and by four great-grandchildren; Anthony, Gianna, Brina, and Brooklyn.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson; Philip Taylor, two brothers; Joseph and Anthony Giordano, and by four sisters; Mary Stutts, Cornelia Fabiano, Frances DiNardo, and Carmelita Gausman.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille M. DeGroat will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at St. Leo Magnus Church, 111 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 with Rev. Justin Pino, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in the St. Leo’s Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received in the St. Leo’s Church Gathering Space from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
June 23, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Leo Magnus Church

Mass of Christian Burial
June 23, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Leo Magnus Church

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