Concetta “Connie” Gagliardo, 90

Concetta “Connie” Gagliardo, 90, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Mennonite Home.  The daughter of Giovanni and Maria Grace Meli, Connie was born in New York City, New York, and happily resided in Lancaster for the past 13 years. She was married to Frank Gagliardo for 61 years.

Connie was employed as a dressmaker and seamstress for designer women’s clothing in Manhattan, and returned to work after her children were grown as a spotter, retouching photographs in a professional photographer’s studio.

Connie was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church for the past 13 years, and was previously a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Yonkers, NY for 32 years.

She enjoyed cooking and sewing, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Her family was everything to Connie.

In addition to her husband, Connie is survived by her daughter, Angela F., wife of Robert V. Richards, of Lancaster, son, Anthony S. Gagliardo, husband of Adele, of LaGrangeville, NY, and 3 grandchildren, Stephen and Marc Gagliardo, and Zachary Richards.  She was preceded in death by siblings, Louis, James, and Bernadette Meli.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11 AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 with Rev. Msgr. Richard Youtz, and Rev. Paul Theisz as Celebrants.  A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike Lititz, PA 17543, and again Friday from 10 until 11 AM at the church.  Entombment will take place at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Contributions in Connie’s memory may be made to St. John Neumann Capital Campaign.  To send an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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Dear Angela and Bob and Zacharey,

  I want to extend my sympathy to the loss of your mom.  May her memory be eternal and may your memories of her hold close to your hearts, and bring comfort. Her profession sounds so interesting, now I know where you get your sense of style, she was a beautiful woman, even though I didnt know her she raised a wonderful daughter, who took such good care of her here in Lancaster.

With Sympathy,

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