Lena Gammone Lena Gammone 93, of Staten Island NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 25th 2021. Born Lena Alvino in Jersey City NJ, she was the daughter of Anna and Nunzio Alvino. After marrying her husband Celestino (Bill) Gammone, they settled in Oakwood where they raised their children Celeste and Johnny. In her younger years, Lee was employed by AT&T. As a salesperson, Lee worked at Garber's, where she made many beautiful friendships. Her impressive work ethic drove her to continue working until she was 80 years old. She enjoyed working and always staying busy. Lee found great solace in her strong faith, Forever Relying onGod (FROG) carried her through life. She cherished the title 'Grandma' and was sought out by too many to mention for her wisdom and love, from a 'nice little Italian lady with pressure'. She was a spirited, strong, forceful and truthful woman before it was common. Lena's passion for animals was legendary, she loved animals of all kinds. She enjoyed entertaining pet visits to see grandma and always had treats and toys ready. She was preceded in death by her loving husband as well as her beloved children, her daughter Celeste and her son Johnny. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, and many loving friends who became her family. She will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. A funeral service for Lena will be held Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:15 AM at St Charles Church, followed by a burial in Moravian Cemetery. Casey-McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home (718) 317-7600
Published in Staten Island Advance from May 27 to May 28, 2021.