Gloria A. (Guazzelli) Bonatti, 96, of Leechburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on May 3, 1924 in Diamond, PA (Armstrong County), Gloria was the only child of Nello and Lucia (DePaoli) Guazzelli. She lived in Leechburg for most of her life and was a graduate of Leechburg High School class of 1941. She married her high school sweetheart, John Bonatti Jr. on September 18, 1944.
Gloria worked at Schenley Distilleries for ten years and with Bonello’s Market for seven years. She was a lifelong member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township (formerly St. Catherine Roman Catholic Church in Leechburg). Gloria loved working crossword puzzles, watching game shows and keeping her daily journal. She was a soft-spoken, lovely lady who always cared more for others than herself.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John.
Gloria is survived by her daughter, Patricia Vadas (James) of West Point, Virginia; son, John A. Bonatti (Marcie Milie) of Leechburg; three grandchildren, Kristina Vadas (Russell Endres) of N. Chesterfield, VA, Scott Vadas (Margaret) of N. Chesterfield, VA, Jessica Otto (William) of Little Plymouth, VA; four great-grandchildren, Mae and Edie Vadas, and Avery and Mason Otto, whom she loved more than anything.
Private visitation will be held at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township with Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. as celebrant. Private interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery in Gilpin Township.
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