Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Cremation and Memory Gardens
3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA
September 24, 1938 – October 9, 2019
Lucia Rizzo Hnath went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2019. She was born in Watertown, NY on September 24, 1938 to the parentage of Nelson and Mary (Gross) Rizzo.
Lucia was educated in Watertown, NY, and graduated from Watertown High School in 1956.
Lucia was united in marriage to Robert C. Hnath on September 5, 1959; and to this union three sons were born, Robert Scott Hnath, James Darrell Hnath, and Christopher Louis Hnath.
Lucia was one of seven siblings: Joseph N. Rizzo (Carol), Domenic R. Rizzo (Donna), Jane E. Perritano (Anthony), James A. Rizzo (Susan), and Rosemary D. Franke (Richard). Her brothers Joseph, Domenic and infant sister Elsie Rizzo preceded her in death.
Her son Robert Scott married Monica McGee in 1985 and to this union one son was born Robert Joseph Hnath.
Her son James D. married Charlotte Harris in 1983; and to this union two children were born a daughter Christina Hnath who is married to Simon McCullough. Christina and Simon have two children Julianne & Rocco. Their son Andrew married Jennifer Keller and they have four children: Dylan, Jake, Nolan and Emily.
Lucia’s husband Robert (Bob), sons Christopher and Bobby Hnath preceded her in death.
She attended Grace Fellowship Church for 19 years. Then she became a member of Gwinnett Community Church until her passing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CURE and the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.
- Visitation Tuesday, October 15, 2019
- Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, October 16, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, October 16, 2019
November 3, 2019
To Lucia's Family and Friends,
It was a privilege and pleasure to know Lucia. Her presence in the Mountainbrooke neighborhood will be missed.
Roxanne Garris Pangallo
October 12, 2019
Jimmy I’m so sorry for your loss. You may not remember me as you were younger, but I remember all of you. I knew your parents and grandparents and you boys when I was growing up. Our parents were friends. I remember going camping together at Wescott State Park and your grandma bringing lasagna to us at the campsite....I think a cheesecake too:). Your mom was a lovely person. I have fond memories of her and your whole family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 11, 2019
In loving memory of a beautiful cousin. My first plane ride was with my Aunt Mary (Lucia’s Mom) to Atlanta in 1974. We went to Georgia to babysit Bobby, Jimmy, and Christopher while Lucia and Bob went to St. Louis for the Tiara Annual Ball at which Lucia was crowned Queen ! Rest In Peace, dear cousin ❤️
October 11, 2019
Lucia was 9 years older than me but growing up we were one big happy family and at times she felt more like a big sister..... I spent a lot of time at my Aunt Mary’s and Uncle Jim’s helping to sell fresh picked corn and veggies in front of their house..... I think that I may have also been an alter boy at her wedding back in 1959
Lucia was one of the most wonderful and loving woman that I have ever know and she will be truly missed, I love you and know that I will see you again in heaven