Washington, Pennsylvania: died Friday, April 26, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 20, 1950, in Rochester, NY, a daughter of the late Anthony V. and Julia M. DiCesare Vecchiotti.
Mrs. Gonano was a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester, NY, and of Nazareth College. From 2000 to 2013, she worked as a Senior Services Coordinator for Presbyterian Senior Care.
Mrs. Gonano was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the I.C. Ladies of Charity as well as a former board member of Catholic Charities. She enjoyed cooking and traveling; Italy and Hilton Head were two of her favorite destinations. On June 15, 1974, in Rochester, NY, she married Max A. Gonano, Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Max A. Gonano, Jr., of Virginia Beach, VA; a daughter, Christina A. Gonano of Savannah, GA; a brother, Anthony (Leslie) Vecchiotti of Honeoye, NY; three sisters, Barbara (Scott) McNeil and Marilynn (Robert) Varrenti, both of Webster, NY, and Virginia (Claude) David of Pittsford, NY; a sister-in-law, Natalie (Thomas) Sandretto of Monroeville, PA; aunts, Lucy Francolino and Edith Francolino, both of Pittsburgh, PA, and Mary Spinell of Plano, TX; an uncle, Mario DiCesare of Asheville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1st, in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, PA. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), 6507 Wilkins Avenue, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15217; or to Catholic Charities, 212 Ninth St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.