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Concetta M. ‘Connie’ Perretta

Concetta M. “Connie” Perretta, 89, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home,

Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona with her adored and loving family by her side.

She was born in Altoona with the birth name of Marinucci but was then adopted by Anthony and Maria Galassi. On Nov. 25, 1950, she married Mario Perretta, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1963.

Surviving are four loving children: David and wife, Brenda (Finelli), Rick and wife,Marilyn (Pavlic), Ron and wife, Paula (Kling), and Vikki (Perretta) and husband, Gary Nocek; seven grandchildren: Tehia Douglas, Kasey Perretta, Brendan Perretta, Breyhel Nocek, Aliah Perretta, Nathan Perretta and Bradley Nocek; and four great-grandchildren: Audrey and Allissa Douglas and Giovanni and Lillian Perretta.

In the 1950s, Connie owned her own confectionery store. Through the years, she worked as an Avon representative, at Hills Department Store and Value City and as a former co-owner of Hi-Way Pizza Round Pie Shop.

She was a devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother who dearly loved her family.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sons of Italy and A&J IaIa Post Auxiliary.

Friends will be received at the 11 a.m. funeral Mass, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in memory of Connie be made to American Cancer Society, Blair Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.