Lydia Anna (Cellurale) Rich

May 24, 1928 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Lydia Rich Obituary

Lydia Anna Rich, White House, Pa.

     Lydia Anna Rich, 95, of White House, Springhill Township, Pa. passed at her home on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

     She was born in the Meason House, Mount Braddock, Pa. on May 24, 1928, the only daughter of the late Michael and Maria Difroscia Cellurale.

     Mrs. Rich and her late husband Mike founded Rich Farms in 1949, and she continued to be involved with the business until her passing.

     Mrs. Rich was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her infant daughter, Rita Joan Rich; her sons, Michael John Rich and Frank James Rich; and her brothers, Gennaro Francis Cellurale Sr. and Joseph Francis Cellurale Sr.  Mrs. Rich was the last surviving member of her family’s generation.

     Surviving Mrs. Rich are her children, Nita Marie Davis and husband Peter, JoAnn Marie Standish and husband Lawrence, Thomas Adams Rich and wife Beatrice, and Mark Anthony Rich; her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Rich; her thirteen grandchildren, Emily Rich, Alison Rich, Jeremy Rich, JoAnn Frey and husband Robert, Ashley Davis and partner Ryan, Lydia Davis, Sarah Standish and husband Matthew, Nicholas Standish, Mike Standish and wife Elizabeth, Natalie Standish, Cosimo Rich, Letizia Rich, and Anna Rich; her twelve great-grandchildren, Filamina, Elijah, Max, Samuel, Oliver, Peter, Louisa, Benjamin, Eleanor, Scott, Charles, and Penelope; mother of Anna, Carey Rich; and her many nieces, nephews, godchildren, and friends.

     Family and friends will be received in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Additional visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in Saint Therese de Lisieux Church, 61 Mill Street, Uniontown, Pa. from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The Funeral Mass begins at 11:00 a.m.

     Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Rich's name to the Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

    Deep gratitude is extended to Mrs. Rich's special caregivers from the Amedisys Hospice team, Rhianon Ansel, Jen Fike, Sara Mesler, Betty Wallace, Robin Rosnick, and Mike Lyons, Chaplain; to Mrs. Rich's personal caregivers, Cathy Fowler, Joy Mankins, Michelle Taylor, Michelle Chipps, and Betty Chipps; and to the many special friends of Mrs. Rich and her family.


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November 3, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home
134 West Church Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

November 4, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Therese de Lisieux Parish
61 Mill Street
Uniontown, PA 15401

Funeral Mass
November 4, 2023

11:00 AM
Saint Therese de Lisieux Parish
61 Mill Street
Uniontown, PA 15401


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