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Grace Isabella Sgroi Gaita
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made toward a scholarship at Bishop Canevin High School that is being established in Grace's name. The scholarship contact information is Bishop Canevin High School, 2700 Morange Road Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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“I am so sorry to hear of Grace passing. I remember her from St. Philip Summer Camp. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling loosing Grace. She...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Luann Zimmer - OAKDALE, PA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your darling Grace. The service was beautiful and I hope you felt the love and support there with you. I am sorry...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Stanfield - Colchester, VT

“I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Grace. I pray that God will sustain you, and I keep you all in my thoughts. May Grace Rest In Peace. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Chrissy Lozano - Westlake, OH

“Bethany,chuck and family Mike and I what to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers in the loss of your beloved daughter Grace.during her time on...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Maureen Delbene - Weriton, PA

“Chuck and Bethany We are so sorry for your loss. May God be With you during this time of grief ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Leo +Patricia Levandowski

“Charlie so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: George and Anne Smith - PA

“My family and I sat behind your family at St. Thomas More the day that Grace served her first Mass. She was so excited and enthusiastic. i...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Halliwell - pittsburgh, PA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Grace's beautiful memory be a blessing for all whose lives she touched. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Kate Tullis - Wilmington, DE

“Bethany and Chuck,We are so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. May the angels take her directly to heaven.Our hearts ache...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon, Angelo & Anthony Pampena - PA

“Bethany and Family ~ My sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort,...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Angela Collins - HARRISBURG, PA, PA

“I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time of your...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Carmela Franco - pittsburgh

“Mr. and Mrs. Gaita,So many questions unanswered.So many tears shed. This is all unbearable without Faith. We cannot make sense of it all. To you and...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Sister Marilyn McMillin - PA

“So many years of soccer and fish frys and classroom parties! Grace was an absolute force of nature. She let you know what was on her mind in no...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Katy Kennedy Rodriguez - Friend

“Bethany & Chuck,We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I remember Grace in Kindergarten at STM. My heart aches for you. You...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon, Angelo & Anthony Pampena - PA

“God has gained an AngelGod's blessings to her family and friends. Members of Bishop Canevin have their own guardian Angel. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Welch - McDonald, PA

“When Grace first came to Bishop Canevin I met her mom in the office. She told me how excited Grace was to join “Circle of Friends”. Grace proved...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Phyllis Timbario - Teacher

With extreme sadness we announce the passing of Grace Isabella (confirmed Elizabeth) Sgroi Gaita. She was born on February 5, 2005 to proud parents Charles (Chuck) and Bethany (Sgroi) Gaita. Grace was a junior at Bishop Canevin High School where she was active in many activities and where her faith was able to be shared with others.

Grace's love of music was evident in the last three years where she played flute in the Bishop Canevin Marching Crusaders band. She actively participated in Student government and was a Student Ambassador where she promoted the school during open houses and elementary school visits. Grace also was part of the Science Club, Crusaders for Justice, Circle of Friends, and the past year's school musical, "All Together Now".

In addition, Grace volunteered at her parish/elementary school, Resurrection Parish/Ave Maria Academy, and at St. Winifred's Food Pantry. She also participated in her parish youth group and helped as an aide at the Upper St Clair Girl Scout Day Camp. For seven years, Grace was an altar server at St. Thomas More Church and volunteered to be a lector. Recently, this past summer, Grace worked as a customer service representative at Pro 3 Services. Academically, Grace earned the BCHS Religion Departmental Award at the conclusion of both her freshman and sophomore years. She also received the Spanish Departmental award at the end of her freshman year. For the last three years, Grace received the Samuel J. Astorino PhD, JD and previously St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Principal's scholarships. She had achieved high honor roll for each quarter of her high school career. Her goal was to attend Duquesne University, most likely to teach secondary level religion or math. Last week, the BCHS principal advised that Grace met the qualifications for induction into the National Honor Society.

Grace's family is very proud of her accomplishments, but they are most proud of the person she became. Grace cared deeply about her family, school, community, and faith. Her faith was at the center of her life, where it guided her daily work and interactions. She dedicated herself to be the best she could be personally, but in the kindest and most selfless way. Grace loved being with people and it showed. We have all been blessed with knowing and loving Grace. She has made us all better people by showing us how to live out our faith in a humble way, but with enthusiasm, authenticity, compassion, and devotion.

Grace is survived by her half-sisters, Christie Gaita and Lauren (Gaita) Gump; her loving grandmothers, Kathleen Sgroi and Mary Moulton; her Godparents, Mark and Leslie (Sgroi) Butera; her beloved cat Cookie and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Niece and Nephew. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, John Sgroi III and Art Moulton.

Family and friends will be received at William Slater II Funeral Home, 1650 Greentree Road Pittsburgh, PA 15220 on Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM for both days. Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Saturday, March 5th at 10 AM at Resurrection Parish, St. Thomas More Church, 126 Fort Couch Road (across from South Hills Village Mall) Pittsburgh, PA. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Mark Eckman, Father David Rombold, Father James Farnan and Bishop William Waltersheid. Friends welcome 2-4, 6-9pm, THURSDAY & FRIDAY, WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp 15220. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00a.m. SATURDAY, St. Thomas More Church-Resurrection Parish. For more information: and there will be a link if you cannot attend mass in person but can do so virtually by logging into Resurrection Parish - Pittsburgh, PA (

The family requests for masks to be worn during visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made toward a scholarship at Bishop Canevin High School that is being established in Grace's name. The scholarship contact information is Bishop Canevin High School, 2700 Morange Road Pittsburgh, PA 15205 and a link will be on website.