Jenifer Gatto, 55

Jennifer  Gatto, 55, of  Surf Dr., Butler (Penn Twp.) died on  Saturday, May 4, 2013 at  UPMC Passavant  Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born March 31, 1958 in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late William F. Cornelius  and Thelma Herman Cornelius Laurain.  She was married to Rocco  Gatto Sr. who survives.

Jennifer graduated from Riverside HIgh School in 1978.  She was a member of the Middlesex Presbyterian Church.  She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, Rocco, survivors include two sons, Matthew A. (Juliann)  Cornelius and Rocco Gatto Jr., both of Butler; step son, Jeremy Gatto of Erie; sister, Mary Kay (Stacey) Bisceglia of Beaver Falls; four brothers, William (Janice) Cornelius and John (Sally) Cornelius, both of Ellwood City,  Harold (Karen) Cornelius of New Martinville, West Virginia, Joseph (Laura) Laurain of Pulaski; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Haley, Patrick and Anna Cornelius.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step father, Alvis Laurain, and sister, Cheryl A. Keul, and a step brother, A. Ronald Laurain.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday from 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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6 thoughts on “Jenifer Gatto, 55


  2. Our prayers and condolences go out to to the familyof Jenny Gatto in this time of loss. We both have been part of the ConRnelius family since Stacey meet Kay. Jenny was a sweet and caring person. She will be missed.
    With caring love,
    Neil and Bronya Strosnider

  3. My heart is broken to know that Jenny is gone and at such a young age. She was such a huge part of my growing-up years and I miss her dearly. I let time go and now before I had a chance she is gone. I love you Rocco and pray you will be okay through this time of grief.

  4. Dear Bill, John. Our Deepest Sympathy for Jenny’s passing . –I went to school with her. Wow She always made me laugh. What a sense of humor. What a Firecracker!! She Lived life on her own terms.
    We are so sorry for your lose—Please give Our Sympathy to Her Family for Us.–Sam ( Denise Vesco) Dave Holfelder We are Thinking About Yuns and Many Prayers For Your Family.

  5. Deepest sympathy goes out to Rocky and family, I had been talking to her on FB, a few months ago. She was a strong little girl and believed in god,I know she is in a better place.

  6. A big heart inside such a small body! So glad that we were able to talk and I’ll always cherish those memories. I’m still ‘right here’. Love you, Jen.

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