SCHRAMM-PURPURA, Lucia, 88, of Wheeling, W.Va. died Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Manning, S.C.
She was born, December 13, 1929, in Monteparano, Italy, a daughter of the late Mike and Katherina (Vizzaro) Rizzo. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wheeling, the Wheeling Elks, and the Wheeling Italian American Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Schramm, one daughter, Joyce Panico, one sister, Sisima Scardino, and two brothers, Sam Rizzo and Antonio Rizzo.
She is survived by her second husband, Matthew “Marty” Purpura of Manning, S.C.; one son, Danny Dominici of Wheeling; two step-children; David Purpura of Christiansburg, Va., and Lisa Nevison of Middlefield, Ohio; three sisters, Pietrina & Domenic Donzella of Wheeling, Lisa (Gregory) Besozzi of Steubenville, Ohio, and Maria Viral of Colo.; one brother, Tony (Rosa) Rizzo of N.Y.; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2-4 & 5-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com