Mary Madonia

Mary Madonia, 92, of 430 East Ave., formerly of 13 Lindsey Ave., Falconer, passed away Thursday (Feb. 14, 2013), in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.

She was born Jan, 11, 1921, in Punxsutawney, Pa., the daughter of the late Dominic and Carmella Gercitano Gatto.

Mary was a graduate of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic School, and in earlier years was employed by National Worsted Mills. Prior to retirement she was employed for 25 years at Jamestown Container, retiring in 1995.

Mary was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, Celoron American Legion Auxiliary and former member of the Falconer Moose Club.

She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing bingo, cards and bowling.

Surviving is a son, Angelo Madonia (Janet) of Jamestown; two daughters: JoAnn (Frank) Conti of Statesville, N.C., and Carmella (Don) Klein of Falconer; 10 grandchildren: Laurie Ann Gagliano, Joseph Conti, Francis “Frankie” Conti, Samuel Conti, Mariana Wheeler, Christina Knisley, Stephen Madonia, Jennifer Hughes, Stephen Klein and Travis Klein; 17 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters: Elizabeth “Betty” Schuyler of Lewiston, N.Y., and Josephine M. “Pepper” Conti of Falconer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Madonia, whom she married April 13, 1939, in St. James Roman Catholic Church, Jamestown, and who died June 29, 1986; three brothers: Joseph, Anthony and Frank Gatto; and a sister, Jennie DiVincenzo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Janaczek, pastor of the church, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Altar and Rosary Society of OLL will conduct a rosary service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be donated to the American Cancer Society, Western Regional Office, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198 or to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

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