A funeral service will be held Tuesday for Brytney LeighAnne Tucci, 2021 Madison St., Hermitage, who passed away peacefully in the arms of her parents early Friday morning, January 14, 2014, in UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, from complications of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Brytney was 13 and a seventh-grader in the Hermitage School District.
She was born Sept. 19, 2000, in Farrell, a daughter of Bradley C. and Christine M. Weiser Tucci.
Brytney loved the simple things in life such as her close relationships over the years with her private duty nurses and television shows such as “Barney” and “Sesame Street”; her favorite character was Elmo. She was an angel on earth and her family will miss her dearly.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by: her brother, Tyler R. George, and her grandfather, Gerald Tucci, all at home, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved her and will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Carol Tucci; and her maternal grandparents, Barbara Ann and Clarence “Dick” Weiser; her aunt, Robin Tucci -Snyder; an uncle, Albert Weiser; and two cousins, Brian L. Tucci and Troy Budetich Jr.
In lieu of flowers, Brytney's family has suggested that anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory to please consider Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Checks can be sent to: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh One Children's Hospital Drive Central Plant, Floor 3 4401 Penn AvenuePittsburgh, PA 15224-1342
Brytney LeighAnne, 13, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (1-20-14) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Condolences can be sent to Brytney’s family by visiting the we site www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (1-21-14) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Haynes, pastor of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage, officiating.
Interment: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.