Rose Ann Petitto Houdyschell, 78, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Twp., passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Mon Valley Hospital. Born January 11, 1942 in North Belle Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Costanza Petitto. Rose Ann was a graduate of Belmar H.S. and California University. She taught several years at St. Jerome's School in Charleroi before being the owner/operator of Tedo's Pizza in Belle Vernon. Later she became an independent Insurance Broker, retiring with her business. She was a life-long member of St. Sebastian Church in Belle Vernon where she also taught CDC Classes. She served on the board of Cedar Hills condominiums and was active in many activities. Her greatest joy was always her children and later her grandchildren as she would do anything to enjoy the precious moments they could share. She loved holidays and cooking Pizza for all that wanted to preserve the memories of the past and enjoy life in the moment as "family". She will be greatly missed by many friends of all ages for her strength in all aspects of life. Her giving soul was passed on to all that knew her and will be rightfully nourished in her new life.
She is survived by two sons & daughters in law Jon Eric & Fetnah Houdyschell of Richmond, VA, Jeffrey & Christine Houdyschell of Noblesville, IN; daughter Lisa Kutcy and Mark Lighthall of Belle Vernon; sister Mary Theresa Lux of Belle Vernon; six grandchildren Ashley Houdyschell, Amber Kutcy, Alyson Houdyschell, Jenna Kutcy, Jake Houdyschell, Casey Houdyschell; niece Cathy Philips, nephew James Michael Lux and three great nieces & great nephews.
Visitation and celebration of Rose Ann’s life will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Prayers of Transfer will be held Saturday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Joel Boco as celebrant. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Members of St. Sebastian parish will pray the rosary for the departed soul of Rose Ann Houdyschell Friday at 3 pm in the funeral home.