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.

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