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Mary T. (Arabia) Garofalo

February 1, 1921 — July 12, 2012

Mary T. (Arabia) Garofalo, 91, of Monessen, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.She was born in Rogliano, Italy on February 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Dodaro Arabia. Mrs. Garofalo was a resident of Monessen most all her life, a graduate of Monessen High School and Douglas Business School. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and the Epiphany Ladies. She was an avid card player having played with her neighborhood card club. Mrs. Garofalo had worked at the Irvin Works of United States Steel in the accounting department, the Fox Grocery Credit Union, and the Mon Valley Community Health Center. In addition to spending time with her family, she also enjoyed cooking and gardening.She is survived by her three children, Kathy (Stephen) Silliman of Greensburg, Burt (Teresa) Garofalo of Pittsburgh, Becky (Dave) Damiani of Richmond, VA, a brother, Lewis (Ann) Arabia of Upper St. Clair, two sisters, Evelyn Winn and Sarah A. (Nick) Kostelac, both of Monessen, three grandchildren, Sara and Daniel Damiani, and Arianna Garofalo, and by several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Silvio Garofalo in 1977.Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue Monessen, (724-684-8750). Services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012, beginning with a 9:30 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.

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