Nina C. Nigro
Nina C. Nigro, 94, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, 2019.
Mrs. Nigro was born December 21, 1924, in Farrell, a daughter of Ralph and Mary (Tortoretti) Reda.
She was a 1942 alumna of Farrell High School and employed at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. during World War II.
Her husband, William "Bill" Nigro, whom she married Oct. 13, 1945, passed away Dec. 14, 2004.
Nina was an accomplished seamstress and worked out of her home for the former Town and Tweed and Helen Freed's clothing stores.
A homemaker, she was an active member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon, and its Ladies Guild. Nina was a volunteer for the Children's Aid Society in Mercer and served as a precinct worker at the polls on Election Day.
She enjoyed many activities with her family and friends throughout her life, including traveling and summer Sunday outings. She and her husband enjoyed spending the winters in Florida and also an anniversary trip to Europe. Nina was an avid bridge player and belonged to the same bridge club for more than 50 years.
She loved baking and was known for her fabulous pies and homemade candy. She often had the priests from St. Joseph Church over to her home for her delicious Sunday dinners. Nina cherished her friendships and looked forward to her monthly luncheons with classmates.
Surviving are her children, Bernadette "Bernie" Harry and her husband Ray, Hermitage; Thomas "TR" Nigro and his wife Jan Lee, Sharon; and Mary Ellen McKendry and her husband John, Hermitage; 10 grandchildren, including Ryan McKendry who was her primary caregiver; and 12 great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Jacqueline Cunningham, Hermitage; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parent and husband, Nina was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Barber; and a nephew, Randy Cunningham.
The family would like to acknowledge Susan, Pepsi and Tammy from Team 29 of UPMC Home Health for their extraordinary care for Nina.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shenango Valley Children's Transplant Fund through the funeral home.

Mrs. William "Bill" (Nina C.), 94, Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, (10-4-19) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Service: Funeral Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, (10-5-19) in St. Joseph Church, Sharon, with Rev. Thomas Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on October 3, 2019


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