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Patricia Ann Antonella

March 30, 1947 — February 19, 2024

Elizabeth Township

Patricia Ann “Trish” (Topper) Antonella, 76, of Elizabeth Township, PA, passed away surrounded by family in her home on February 19, 2024.  She was born on March 30, 1947, in McKeesport, PA. Trish is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Joseph Antonella, and their children: Jill (Scott) Antonella-Taylor of Mt. Vernon, PA, Sean (Linda) Antonella of Greensburg, PA, and Linn Antonella of White Oak, PA. She was a proud grandmother to Samantha, Aiden, Gage, Nicholas, and Brooke, and a great-grandmother to Lily and Cooper. Trish was also a reluctant paw grandparent to Roman, Luna, and Bella. She is survived by her siblings: John Topper of Mobile, AL, Cathy (Keith) Wivagg of Elizabeth Township, PA, and  Bernadette (Greg) Sinchar of Las Vegas, NV and sister-in-law Patricia Schwartz of Manor, PA.  She also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews, friends and special people close to her heart,  Mary Jo, Michael, Joshua, and Jessica Snow and Margaret Wiegand, her best friend, and the bonus family known as our Pennsyltucky relatives. Trish was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jan Marie Antonella, as well as her parents, James and Ruth Topper, and her in-laws, Joseph and Audrey Antonella. Trish will be remembered for her love and dedication to her family. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her. As her wish, there will be no service or repast.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. The family would like you to celebrate Trish's life by donating to a charity close to your heart or try out a new recipe for your family (make sure you add some extra salt). Condolences may be made at

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