Angie F. (Laurito) Gatto
Angie F. (Laurito) Gatto, of Dunkirk, NY, 90, passed away peacefully with her children at her side at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on January 7, 2019 after a long, difficult battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Born Angeline Florence Laurito in Fredonia, N.Y. on January 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Anna (Ruggiero) and Gerard Laurito; wife of the late Anthony Salvatore Gatto (51 years) and mother of Mary Grace (and Chuck) Myers of Dunkirk, Charles A. (and Susan) Gatto of Fredonia and Anthony Gatto (and Christian Nova) of Los Angeles, CA. Angie attended Fredonia High School and was employed throughout the years locally at Fredonia Seed Company, DeGolier’s Greenhouse and Ames Department Store.Most knew Angie as fun-loving with a wild sense of humor and as an amazing cook, notably baking that infamous “Angie Gatto Pizza”. She loved cultivating roses and geraniums and had an amazing green thumb that everyone emulated. She was a fierce pinochle player and had a special gift of sharing an air about herself at the most inopportune moments. She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Church and The Dunkirk Senior Center and earlier in her life was a darn good bowler for Paul’s Jewelers; a lifetime member of the ALPHI XI ZETA CLUB GIRLS that vacationed together for over 40 years!In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Michael Laurito, Rocco Laurito and Louis Laurito.
In addition to her children, she is survived by her grandchildren Dana (and Jim Neal) of Silver Creek, Adam (and Bethany) Myers of Charlotte NC, Michael Myers of Buffalo and Andrea Muscato of New Jersey; her remaining brother Joseph (and Jan) Laurito of Fredonia NY; and great-grandchildren Liliana, Josiah, Carter, Coen, and Gabriella.Friends and family are invited to share memories of Angie on Wednesday, January 9th at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 10, in Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sheridan, NY. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you give your energy, time or money to help the fight against Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.