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Virgil Boccella

February 11, 2018

Virgil Boccella 

​Age 82, peacefully surrounded by his family, on Sunday February 11, 2018, of Carrick. Loving husband of Mary Ann (Creasy) Boccella. Beloved father of Virgil (Kim) Boccella and Lisetta (Jack) Novicki. Pap of Jacob, Taylor, Dylan, and Nicole. Great Grandfather of Ava Grace. Son of the late Joe and Lisetta Boccella. Brother of Joanne Papariella and the late Sam Boccella. Uncle of Jim, Joe, and Mark Papariella. In his early years, he excelled in football, basketball, and track to the point that he was inducted into the Carrick High School Sports Hall of Fame. He continued his football career playing semi pro football with Hogan Athletic Club. After his football days were over, he competed playing softball for BYM. As his kids were growing up, he was very active in the CCAA. He dedicated much of his time coaching boys and girls teams. He was also part of the Carrick Business Association. In his later years, he stayed active through golf and bowling. Virgil liked living an active life, even at the age of 82, he would still venture to the gym. Visitations Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Boron Funeral Home, Inc., 1719 Brownsville Road. Funeral Prayers on Friday at 10:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Apostles Parish at St. Basil Church at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brain Cancer Awareness 5K, 104 Campo Way, Pittsburgh PA 15210.  

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