Mildred “Belle” Rich, 88, died the morning of Dec. 6, 2008, in Franciscan Manor, 71 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls.

Born Nov. 17, 1920, in Monaca, she was a daughter of the late James and Clara Burdek Rulek.

She married John LeGrand on March 4, 1946. He died April 11, 1970.

She subsequently married Andrew Rich on Nov. 2, 1972. He died Sept. 2, 2001.

Mrs. Rich was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Monaca High School.

Mrs. Rich was a member of St. Camillus and St. Lawrence churches.

Survivors include seven nieces, Donna Perretta of New Castle, Darlene Reed of Pittsburgh, Patty Leo of Aliquippa, Kathy Alwine of Monaca, Janet Cvetic of Brookfield, Ohio, Gerry Gasperoni of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Joanne “Sis” Vigarino of San Jose, Calif.; two nephews, Ron Kovacic of Haynesville, Ga., and Gary Slyman of Rochester; and two sisters, Anne Kovacic of Monaca and Caroline Slyman of Rochester.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Basar and Barbara Pillo; and a brother, John Rulek.

Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, 2429 Wilmington Road.

A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for St. Camillus Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Philip Farrell of the church will officiate.

Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

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