Lucille Pitarra

December 27, 1927January 2, 2011

Lucille Theresa Cotrone Pitarra, beloved mother, "MoMo", grandmother and great-grandmother, was born on December 27, 1927 in Houston to Charles and Lena Martino Cotrone.

She is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 43 years, Nick Pitarra; grandson Kevin Appolito; granddaughter Katy Pitarra; and her brother Louis Cotrone. She is survived by her sons Anthony Pitarra and wife Rita, Vincent Charles Pitarra and Frank Pitarra and wife Joni; daughters Rosetta Jankowski and husband Bob and Charlene Keeffe and husband Jim; brother Joe Cotrone, sisters-in-law Peggy Cotrone, Camille Timpa and Martha Pitarra; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Lucille's 9 grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5 until 8 PM, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell Street, Houston, TX 77007. Rite of Committal will immediately follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 5, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 6, 2011

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rita pitarra

January 1, 2012

My Beautiful Lucille Tony the kids and i miss you deeply.I Want you to know your spirit is in my house.and i feel like it is know what i am talking about.and right now you would be smiling if you were love will never die for you.Rita


December 30, 2011

happy bd momo i talk to you everyday from up above i miss you so much i talk to everybody about you still till this day happy new year in heaven my love always Rita

Carrie pitarra

April 14, 2011

Hey grandma,
Thinking about you today. Miss you alot! So i have a new guy In my life i think you would like him ALOT. He is awesome,and a very sweet hansome gentlemen. Treats me like a princess :) im sure you approve from up there :) well just dropping in to say i love you And miss you TONS!!!

February 11, 2011

Lucille this is rita i look atyour pitcure everyday on my computer.Ismile every time i see you.i think about you everyday ,every minute.and your beautiful smile.Ilove you and miss you so much.lots of hugs and kisses to you .

Carrie Pitarra

February 10, 2011

Ciao Bellisima-grandma,
So Alot of close people have been joining you in heaven and made me start really thinking of you more. I havent fully let it All out since you have been gone it still feels unreal..I try to keep my mind busy so i Dont think to much About how badly i miss you and how i wish there was so much i could have done and how much i wish i COuld have spent so much more time with you. But i Do have Plenty of things Good things to remember about you And i Will Cherish them Always and for ever. Grandma i love you more than anything and i know you Are looking down on All of us. Give everyone A kiss for me. So on a good note i got a raise at work not much but hey every penny helps. Next semester i Start a busy bust schedule to prepare myself so i can apply for The nursing program. It is a two year program So by may of 2014 I should graduate with a ADN, and start my career as a nurse then after About two years im going back for my BSN not sure on the university for that yet plenty of time to think about it. Well imma end this for now i love you with all my heart And think about you every day.
Love Always,
Carrie Marie

audrey perrone

January 12, 2011

Charlene, Anthony, Vincent, Rosetta, and Frankie, my thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of sadness. What a wonderful woman your mother was, always made me laugh with her great sense of humor, and had wise advise on many subjects. Audrey Perrone

Heidi Shaw

January 6, 2011

To Rosetta and Family,

Helen Keller lived a life tucked away by darkness but she chose to live out loud nonetheless. She said of death,
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room, I shall be able to see!!!I believe she does see!!~And knowing your mom, Kevin hasn't stopped laughing since she arrived!!

All Our Love and Prayers,

Don Sony

January 6, 2011

Please accept my deepest condolences. I loved your mother, she always had a kind word and a beautiful smile evry time I met or talked with her. I know she is not suffering or in pain anymore.
She loved every one, and all of her family.
Don Sony

Carol Mausbach

January 5, 2011

Pitarra Children

The passing of a parent is always hard, be strong and keep your memories alive by sharing. Your Mom has moved once again too the ultimate neighborhood. She will rejoice in being with other family members that have gone before her. God bless you all.

Carol Smith Mausbach

Carol Mausbach

January 5, 2011

Rosetta, Anthony, Vincent Charles, Frankie, Charlene: It is a sad moment in time when we loose a loved one, especially if that person is our parent. I will keep you in my prayers for the days ahead. Memories are what we have too comfort us in the days ahead. Your Mom has moved on too the ultimate neighborhood. God bless all of you.

Carol Smith Mausbach