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Barone, Lucia

April 16, 2024

Lucia Barone

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024 our amazing mom, nonna, and biba passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 90.

She was predeceased in 2007 by her husband and the love of her life Luigi Barone; parents Giovanni De Matteis and Caterina Coppola; her brothers Fernando, Guiseppe and Rafaele De Matteis.

Lucia is survived by her daughter Anna Maria Barone (Nick Lucio Di Ruscio) and their children Gina Cherney (Jordan), Stefanie Di Ruscio (Ryan Gibson), Vienna Di Ruscio (Jason Breker) and Oriano Di Ruscio (Samantha Commandeur Di Ruscio); her daughter Maria Cristina (Bob) Greif and their children Christina Greif, Anthony Greif (Tasha Pelletier); great-grandchildren Declan Breker, Gage Langman, Massimo and Mariella Di Ruscio, Louie and Ari Roma Cherney; siblings Gianni (Rita), Maria Teresa, Rita and Augusta (Walter) De Matteis of Italy; in-laws Lorenzo and Annunziata Barone and Anna Provenzano of Regina, SK; good friend Eileen Hinkley; numerous nieces, nephews and relatives in both Canada and Italy.

Born in Parabita, Lecce, Italy, Lucia immigrated to Canada with her daughter in October 1961 to join her husband, Luigi. She was an incredible seamstress and for many years worked on hundreds of bridal and bridesmaids’ gowns at Pearlman's Ladies Wear. She was a wonderful cook and especially enjoyed cooking traditional meals. She loved being with family and friends and we were blessed to recently celebrate her 90th birthday. Lucia was a spicy character and her memory will be forever cherished by all that knew her.

Lucia, along with her husband Luigi, was a proud founding member of the G. Marconi Canadian Italian Club in Regina, SK.

Lucia will be sadly missed and remembered with love by her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Child Roman Catholic Church, 2636 - 7th Avenue East, Regina, SK. Private family interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.

Sincere appreciation to all the caregivers and angels at the General Hospital Unit 5F and Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit 3A, both in Regina, SK, for their compassionate care of our dear mother.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lucia’s memory to a charity of your choice.


Brenda Pander-Stowe

Regina Beach Saskatchewan Canada

From our first meeting Lucia as Eileen’s neighbour and friend, Lucia has been a part of our family. She even came to our family reunions. We will miss her wit and charm, her sweet nature and that fiery sense of humour. Rest in peace our sweet Lucia🌺❤️🪽

Theresa and Wes Heuchert

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

We were so sorry to hear of Lucia's passing. She will always be remembered and missed as a wonderful part of our apartment community. Eternal memory, Lucia's. R I P

Mark and Laurel Ryder

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

We are very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Take care.

Anna Ricci

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

To Anna ,Lucio and Family. We are so sorry to hear your loss of Lucia…our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. She was a lovely lady, may she rest in peace …all the best to you and your family.

Gloria Krasiun

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

Dear family members of Lucia. I live in the same building as Lucia did and considered myself as a close friend to a wonderful, considerate, very energetic and gracious lady that she was. She will be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace and may her memory be eternal.

Mary, Marlene & Cynthia Kaminsky

Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada

Dear Anna, Nick and Family We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May your loving memories keep her close in your hearts forever!

Barb Beaurivage


Dear Anna and Maria and family.

Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a very good friend to my mom and did not abandon my mother. I will never forget that. Also she altered my wedding dress and then after supper it was your mom who was with my in the bathroom pinning up my wedding dress train so I could dance.

Hugs to you all

Donna & Richard Lang

Fort Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan Canada

To Anna, Nik, Maria, Bob & your families. Our sincere condolence on your loss. I first meet Mrs. Barone in 1972 - she always treated me like family. So many firsts; enjoying home made pasta, tomatoes sauce, meatballs, liqueur, salad with Capers, Parmigiano cheese, etc. Thank you for everything ❤️ you will be missed. Love you

Ken and Judy Beres

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

Judy and I would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the family of our dear friend, Lucia. Her smile, wit, and genuine caring of others was always present here at Toscana Place and we were fortunate to have had her as a part of our community. Rest in peace Lucia.


Regina Saskatchewan Canada

Deepest sympathy Anna and family from Gasperina Di iorio Antonio Di Iorio and Vanessa she was very nice lady

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