Antoinette M. “Toni” DeLuca  

created by Joan Kirk

September 24th, 1921 - November 23rd, 2006

Antoinette DeLuca Antoinette M. “Toni” DeLuca, 85, Erie, passed away on Thursday, November 23rd, 2006, at her daughters residence in Millcreek.
Born in Erie on September 24th, 1921, she was a daughter of the late John and Marcella (Jedrzejczyk) Pazdro.
Toni was a 1943 graduate of the St. Vincent School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse and worked as a private duty nurse after graduation. She later worked for 27 years at Millcreek Community hospital as a charge nurse in Labor & Delivery, retiring in 1984.
She was a founding member of St. Luke Church and belonged to the East High Alumni Association and the St. Vincent School of Nursing Retiree’s Association. In addition to her parents, Toni was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Frank S. DeLuca.
She is survived by two sons, Gerard F. DeLuca and John J. DeLuca, wife Anne; a daughter, Mary Lou DeLuca; a sister, Alexandra “Olga” Gorny, husband Richard, all of Erie. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services by A. Brugger and Sons Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church . Entombment at Calvary Mausoleum.


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  As we gather for  the Holidays please remember Toni's family in your thoughts and prayers. Know that someday they will be together again. And believe that she is watching and wants them to celebrate as if she was here. Because she is.

My twin sister, Jean Ignaczak Smolko, and I have fond memories of Mrs. DeLuca from our days at St. Luke's. Being twins it was a likely match for the teachers to pair us up with Gerry and John throughout our eight years together. I remember both Mr. and Mrs. DeLuca at many of our grade school events. Jean and I wanted you to know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Jane Ignaczak-Crawford (New Castle, PA )

My sincerest condolences to you. May God's grace and peace keep you in this time of loss.
Eve O'Hara (Harrisburg, PA )

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Karen Howard, Director and Staff of Erie Co. Assistance Office (Erie, PA )

You have my sincere sympathy. Mrs. DeLuca was one of my favorite nurses at MCH. She was such a sweet and kind lady.
Bev Coverdale (Palm Coast, FL )

To Toni's Family,
Sincere sympathy to all of you. Toni was a wonderful person, nurse, and friend. Working with her at MCH was such a pleasure. Know you will all miss her. Sincerely, Bev Boyd
Beverly Boyd (Umatilla)

Sincere Sympathy!
Kathy "Bainbridge" Schultz (Kingsland, GA )

Mary Lou
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You will continue to be in my thoughts and my prayers.
Carol Mack (Winter Springs, FL )

Be Still
Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.
Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.
If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
Marty Brooks (Erie, PA )

Stopping by with a memory of Christmas 2009

December 2010
Wishing  a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Please remember our loved ones during this holiday season.


Sept. 24, 2013

Wishing Toni a

and knowing their family remembers her on this day.


Nov. 23, 2013
Its been 7 years since Toni left this Earth. Each year her family remembers this day with sadness,
they should rejoice in the fact that they will see her again when their time comes.
Remember, our loved ones do not leave us, we just can't see them.

Remember Toni today and the happy memories you have of her.



Feb. 14, 2014


May 11, 2014

Nov. 23, 2014

Its been 8 years now and the feeling is the same today as it was then.
We have to remember we will see our loved ones again when our time comes.

Until then..... Remember them


December 2014