PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Priscilla Rose Marallo Picarello, a lifelong resident of Peekskill, died Sunday, Oct. 4. She was 91.
Picarello was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Peekskill to Carmine and Consiglia Caputi Marallo. She attended local schools, including Peekskill High School. During World War II, she worked as a seamstress at Nan Flower Slip Factory, at Andy's Restaurant and for White's and Waldbaum's in Peekskill as a meat packer.
On Sept. 21, 1947, she married Anthony Picarello at Assumption Church in Peekskill. They were married for 59½ years.
She was a Brownie leader at Assumption School, a member of the Daughters of Catholic War Veterans, the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW and the American Legion, the Metro-North Retirees Club, USRR Retirement Board and a life member of the RR Old Timer's Club. She was also an active fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Greene and her husband, Richard, of Peekskill, and Donna DiMilia and her husband, Robert Sr., of Greenberg, Pa.; two grandchildren, Tina Marie Greene and Robert (Allison) DiMilia Jr.; a great-grandson Anthony DiMilia; two brothers, Gerald Marallo and Joseph Marallo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Picarello; four brothers and two sisters, Ralph Marallo, Marie Vanca, Florence Serino, John Marallo, Donald Marallo and Edward Marallo.
Visitation is Friday, Oct. 9, from 4-8 p.m. at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. at Assumption Church. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Assumption Organ Restoration Project. Please make checks payable to: "Assumption Church Organ Restoration."
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