Dorothy (Fallara) Gennardo, 97, S. Abington Twp., died on Monday, in Allied Services Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late John P. Gennardo. The couple were married since June 24, 1945.
Born September 11, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (La Russo) Fallara.
She originally lived in Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, NY when in later years she and her husband moved to West Palm Beach, FL where they spent 20 years together. After the passing of her husband, John, she relocated to Pennsylvania to reside with her daughter, Mariann and husband, Neil.
Dorothy was an avid bingo player and loved going to the Abington Senior Center to play twice a week. She prayed daily to our Lord and loved watching Hallmark movies and detective shows.
Surviving is one son: John Gennardo and wife, Bernadette, of Massapequa, Long Island, NY, two daughters: Mariann Busti and husband Neil of S.Abington Twp, and Patricia Ralston and husband Alexander (Sandy) of King George, VA; 8 grandchildren: Diana Lombardi and husband, Louis, Steven Busti and wife, Veronica, Anthony Busti, Jacklyn Gennardo, Vincent Gennardo, Tracy Paul and husband, Robert, Marc Ralston, and Heather Rufenacht and husband, Aaron; 4 great grandchildren, Nicolas, Aidan, and Julian Lombardi and Sebastian Paul, along with many nieces and nephews located in Florida.
She was preceded in death by two sisters Marjorie Nappi and Julie Bertelle.
A funeral liturgy will be private to be celebrated by Rev. Babu Muttikkal of our Lady of the Snows R.C. Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude’s Hospital for Children’s Research.
Jennings-Calvey is honored to serve the family of Dorothy Gennardo.