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Julia C. Spallone

Oct. 25, 1928 – Jan 4, 2018

Julia C. Spallone, 89, Blair Tower, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of John and Antoinette (DiBelo) Schiappa. On Oct. 5, 1949, she married Frank P. Spallone. He died Jan. 29, 1996.

Surviving are two sons: Frank Jr. (Lucy) of Bellwood and Thomas (Dee) of Altoona; two grandchildren: Jill and Eric; three great-grandchildren: Caitlyn, David and Brittany; two brothers: Joseph Schiappa and Ralph Schiappa, both of Altoona; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a 1948 graduate of Altoona High School and the proprietor of Spallone’s Corner Store. She also worked at Shirley’s Shoes.

Julia loved praying the rosary, reading and volunteering at the Humane Society’s thrift store and at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In memory of Julia, contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 1215 Seventh Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.