Marie M. (Leporati) Gallo, 96, of Gilpin Township, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at in her residence.
A daughter of the late Remigio L. Leporati and Margaret (Caveglia) Leporati, she was born on May 28, 1924 in Leechburg, PA.
Marie had been employed on the bottling line at the Schenley Distillery and also worked as a beautician. She was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township. Marie and her husband Fred enjoyed their retirement together and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a live polka band performance. She liked dancing, sewing, gardening and babysitting.
Survivors include her two daughters, Bernadette M. Bernot (David) of Gilpin Township and Anita L. Leonard (Robert) of Leechburg; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Angeline Mago of Gilpin Township.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Gallo in 2011; a brother, Paul Leporati; and a sister, Christina Leporati.
Friends are invited to a Blessing Service with committal to be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Chapel of St. Catherine Cemetery, 614 Evergreen Rd., Leechburg, with Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051).
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Orphans of the Storm, PO Box 838, Kittanning, PA 16201. All visitors are asked to respectfully follow current state guidelines concerning pandemic measures of required face coverings, social distancing and gathering restrictions.
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