Rest in Peace Mrs. Theresa “Mom-Mom” Loffredo (1911-2007)…


Theresa “Mom-Mom” Loffredo (1911-2007)

It is with the greatest sadness that we must announce the passing of Mrs. Theresa “Mom-Mom” Loffredo, namesake of Mom-Mom’s Special Pie, the house specialty at Luna Rosa Trattoria, owned by Carmine DiRosa and wife Stephanie, who is Mom-Mom’s granddaughter. Mom-Mom passed on October 1, 2007, just a week shy of her 96th birthday. Mom-Mom was the matriarch of a large family, and the above photo was taken in 2005, when Mom-Mom was still in good health, and still making personal appearances promoting her secret recipe that goes back generations to Naples, Italy. Mom-Mom was doing great until about last year, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Last month, we reported that the original Mom-Mom was retiring from her role as official Mom-Mom’s Special Pie spokeswoman due to health issues, and her daughter Catherine Giordano would be taking over duties for her mother. Mom-Mom remained in her home in Orange until the end, and the house where she died is the same house she was born in 1911. All of our condolences go out to the family of Mom-Mom, as we know what a great loss this is.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: