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Shirley Jean Pizzino

Dec. 20, 1937 - Feb. 4, 2018

Shirley J. Pizzino, 80, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late David and Angeline (Mirabella) Lepore. On Sept. 3, 1960, she married Vincent James Pizzino, and they had resided in Duncans­ville for the past 54 years.

Surviving are her loving husband; two daughters: Angela (Mike) Reilly and Michele Pizzino (Ben Butler), both of Hollidaysburg; two grandchildren: Steven Harker of Duncansville and Lindsay (Matt) Martella of Pittsburgh; two great-grandchildren: Luca and Rocco Harker; three sisters: Betty Lepore, Donna (Dick) Ford and Anna Meeks; four brothers: Louis (Nancy) Lepore, Robert (Barbara) Lepore, David (Joyce) Lepore and Raymond Lepore; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by six brothers: Ernest, Chester, Mike, Danny, Frank and Gene Lepore.

Shirley was a 1955 graduate of Altoona High School. She was a full-time homemaker, but she also worked part time as an aide for IU8. She also worked in both the cafeteria and office of the Hollidaysburg School District.

She enjoyed the simple things in life, and she always thought of others first. She loved her family, friends and all children. Her laugh and smile were infectious, making everyone laugh with her.

Her favorite things to do were dancing, bowling, crafts, keeping a beautiful home, playing games and coloring with her grandchildren and, lately, her great-grandchildren.

Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma with style and grace who will be missed by all.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Newry. Committal will be at Carson Valley Cemetery.