Lena Gammone
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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

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Published in Staten Island Advance from May 27 to May 28, 2021.
Funeral service
10:15 AM
St Charles Church
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June 4, 2021
Lena we love you! You will always be “grandma” to us and us your skutch and scungilli. You will be missed.
Love you much,
your girls
Monica & Stephanie
Monica Stephanie
May 31, 2021
“Grandma” we love you so much. We can’t believe God has called you home. You were such a special person. Bruno & Rocco still run to the window looking for their “special” Grandma. My brother and I and the fur babies will always love you. Rest in eternal peace.
Lil DiTrento
May 31, 2021
I am very sad to read the news about Lee ,I worked with her at Top Hat Exterminating in Great Kills,we had alot of fun times with her and can still hear her calling me Luigi instead of Louie, and telling me to get in the corner when I made her nervous lol ,she was a fine woman and will be sadly missed by all, let the angels celebrate her home... R.I.P my friend.
Louis Migliaccio
May 30, 2021
Lee we will
Miss you. You will always be in our hearts . We will always love you
May 29, 2021
My wife and I were so sorry to her of Lee’s passing.
Lee was such a warm and wonderful lady. She was our attached neighbor when my wife and I bought out house on Chesterton, she immediately made us feel welcome and treated us like family. She was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew her. May God bless her and welcome her home.
Bill Wallace
May 28, 2021
Aunt Lee. You were a tough ol' bird and you'll be missed. 'Til the day we have our coffee talk. For now, you're with family so love them and keep them close. It's been a long time. Rest peacefully. Hugs. :')
Alan Willemssen
May 27, 2021
Rest easy my dear friend. I appreciated your friendship. Your honesty, work ethic, wisdom, and love of animals was noted by all who met you.
You are now reunited in heaven with Bill, Celeste, and Johnny.
Caroline V. Gary
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