Eva M. Parisot Koseff, 76, of 12160 Skyview Drive, Edinboro, passed away at home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, following a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Eva was born May 12, 1937, in Chaumont, Hte. Marne, France, to the late Jean A. and Marie Jeanne Geoffroy Parisot. On Dec. 23, 1956, she married her true love, Roger Koseff, who was serving in the U.S Air Force; he survives. Eva arrived in the United States with their infant son, on Feb. 28, 1959, reuniting her family.
Eva was well known as an extremely talented and accomplished French cook and baker, and for her kindness and generosity. She took great pride in her home and in attaining her U.S. citizenship in 1970. She demonstrated her pride in her country by voting in all elections. She was fiercely devoted to her family. Eva will be sadly missed by her family, extended family, and friends.
Surviving Eva, in addition to her husband, Roger, of Edinboro, are her two sons, Alain of Edinboro, and Dean and his wife, Lisa, of Guys Mills; four grandchildren, Sylvia, Nathan and Emmalee Koseff, all of Guys Mills, and Mindy Peterson of Girard; two great-grandchildren, Elise and Ethan Peterson of Girard; two brothers, Pierre and Thierry Parisot of France; a nephew, Fabrice Clement, and a niece, Isabelle Clement, of France; and a cousin, Josette Ellingworth of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Preceding Eva in death, in addition to her parents, were her in-laws, Daniel and Irene Koseff, who were like second parents to her; twin son and daughter, Steven and Sylvie, who died in infancy; a sister, Bernadette Clement; a brother, Yves; an infant sister, Christine Parisot; and a niece, Christelle Clement.
Calling hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Edinboro, at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Daniel Hoffman as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Miller Station Cemetery, Cambridge Springs.
Memorials may be given to the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 915 State St., Erie, Pa. 16507.
To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.