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Betty Lou (Quillen) Gorelli

March 7, 1938 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 81)


Betty Lou  (Quillen) Gorelli, 81,  of Gilpin Township, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

A daughter of the late Anna Belle (Scarff) Quillen, she was born March 7, 1938 in Adah, PA.

Betty owned and operated Veado’s restaurant with her late husband Gerald along the river road in Parks Twp from 1976 until retiring in 2005.  She also owned and operated the Valley Car Wash in Parks Twp, Ford City Car wash and the Budget Mini Storage in Parks Twp. She welcomed everyone into her home with unconditional love and support.  Betty everlastingly welcomed her children’s friends as if they were her own.  She was very artistically inclined and enjoyed going to museums and attending performance art.  A few of her hobbies include jet skiing, water skiing, gardening and traveling, spending time with her family and friends and her grand dogs.  She was a member of Christ The King Parish, in Gilpin. She was a 1956 graduate of Vandergrift high school.   

Survivors include two daughters, Dana A. Valente ( P.J.) and  Kaitlyn Brianna Gorelli (Rachel), both of Parks, Twp.  Nieces, Erin Shay-Hynds (Steve) of Upper St.Clair,  Kyle Shay of Baltimore Maryland, Sister-In-Law, Cindy Shay (Bill) of Mt. Lebanon PA.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald C. Gorelli on March 7, 2014.

Friends welcomed by her family on Thursday, August 22, 2019  from 6-9 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg(724-842-1051) where funeral ceremonies will be held on Friday , August 23, 2019 at noon with Pastor Bob Wilson officiating.  Interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery, 614 Evergreen Road, Gilpin Township. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty Lou (Quillen) Gorelli, please visit our floral store.


August 22, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, Inc.
170 Main Street
Leechburg, PA 15656

Funeral ceremonies
August 23, 2019

12:00 PM
Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, Inc.
170 Main Street
Leechburg, PA 15656

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