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St. Lucy Cemetery - Mahoningtown (New Castle) PA

St. Lucy Cemetery is located in the Mahoningtown section of New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. It was established as a cemetery for the St. Lucia (or Lucy) Catholic Church and Parish, founded as an Italian ethnic congregation back in 1913. The first St. Lucy Church, originally opened as a mission of the St. Vitus Church in New Castle, was opened on S. Liberty Street in Mahoningtown in October 1912 and was soon upgraded to its own parish.

Without a burial ground of their own the deceased members of the congregation were buried in other Catholic cemeteries, to include St. Vitus Cemetery in Shenango Township. In early 1928 the church purchased seven acres of land in Mahoningtown from the Valley View Cemetery Association and commenced work on a cemetery. It appears by reviewing aerial maps that this lot was full of trees – like Valley View Cemetery – but was completely cleared of all growth. The first burial took place on Wednesday, March 14, 1928, as seventy-seven-year-old Angelo Nocera of Mahoningtown was laid to rest during a service presided over by the Reverend Sebastian Ippolito.

The church congregation quickly grew and a larger church was dedicated on N. Cedar Street in early 1931. Finally, in August 1978, the present church was dedicated up on the hill at the end of Lucymont Drive. The church and three others became part of the new St. Paul de Vincent Parish in 1993. When the other three churches were subsequently closed St. Lucy Church was renamed St. Vincent de Paul Church in September 2007.

In 1993, as part of a consolidation program, St. Lucy Church and Parish was merged with several others churches-parishes (St. Margaret in Mahoningtown, S.S. Philip & James and St. Michael in New Castle, and Holy Cross in West Pittsburg) to form the new St. Vincent de Paul Parish. All four churches remained open for the time being until dwindling attendance saw three of the churches closed for good on September 8, 2007. Only St. Lucy, renamed as St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at that time, remained open for services. St. Lucy and its one-time parent parish of St. Vitus are still closely associated even today, and currently (as of early 2012) share the services of two pastors – the Reverend Frank D. Almade and the Reverend Sean Francis.


To read the March 1928 obituary of the first person to be buried in the cemetery click on: ANGELO NOCERA OBITUARY.

For burial records and general cemetery info contact the St. Vincent de Paul Parish at (724) 652-5829 ext. #5


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Comment

  1. Are benches able to be placed at St. Lucy’s cemetery? I wanted to buy one for a friend that has her son buried there. Please let me know.
    Thanks!

    Mikki Giordano · 04/04/2013 04:49 PM · #

  2. (EDITOR’S NOTE) Mikki, I’ve forwarded your question to my contact at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Mahoningtown. Hopefully, we will have an answer for you soon. Jeff

    Jeff Bales Jr · 06/18/2013 01:10 PM · #

  3. I am looking for graves for Frank Matteo born 1872 and Maria Luigia Migliore Matteo born 1894. She may possibly just be listed as Mary Matteo.

    Both died in the early 1930’s

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you!

    Jan Palumbo · 01/11/2014 10:33 PM · #

  4. My aunt tells me her sister Margaret Shultz
    was buried in St Lucy’s probably around 1930.

    Any records of this person there?

    Thank you.

    Les Brady · 01/14/2014 03:37 PM · #

  5. (EDITOR’S NOTE) Les, Could you provide a little more info? Where did she live? I found two matches for a “Margaret Shultz” that died in about 1930. The first was a older woman who died in Pittsburgh in November 1932 and was buried in Volant Cemetery. But I’m guessing the one you are seeking is Margaret Shultz, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shultz of West Pittsburg. She died in June 1928 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Union Township. Hope this helps. Jeff

    Jeff Bales (EDITOR) · 05/14/2014 02:10 AM · #

  6. I show a Mary Cristini (nee Zuffranieri) buried in St Lucy’s Cemetery – died Jan 30, 1960Her husbands name was Enrico. Would it be possible for you to post a picture of her gravestone?

    Maria Iwanechko · 04/11/2015 10:04 PM · #

  7. Looking for gravesites of Maiorano family. Giovanni Maiorano died 1942. Thank you!

    Wanda Maiorano · 05/03/2017 06:27 AM · #

  8. I am looking for my Grandmother who passed away 12/19/1921 her name was Nazarene Petrillo-Nocera

    Also, Ferdinand J. Nocera and Anna Lambiase-Nocera

    and

    Albert Razzino

    Thanks for you help.

    Tony Calisi · 06/14/2017 03:01 PM · #