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Loretta M. (Marsella) Leo

January 1, 1935 ~ February 24, 2020 (age 85)


Loretta M. Leo, 85,of Fairmount Township, died late Monday evening, February 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born January 1, 1935 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Jennie (Macari) Marsella.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James D. Leo, on May 14, 2017.

Mrs. Leo was a graduate of the John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls School in Philadelphia.  She was last employed in the cafeteria at the Northwest Area School District where she had worked for 11 years.  Previously she had worked as a secretary in Philadelphia for the Aetna Insurance Company, the Gulf Oil Company and Trent, Inc.

Loretta was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church in Benton. 

Her hobbies included bowling and golfing leagues, doing puzzles and stained glass.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters.

Surviving are her son, Vincent J. Leo and his wife, Joann, of Benton; two granddaughters:  Ashlyn and Marah; a brother, Anthony Marsella and his wife, Julie, of Cedarville, New Jersey and a niece, Michelle DeLuca and her husband, Stephen, of Naples, Florida.

Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Marsella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12 Noon at Christ The King Catholic Church, 300 Mendenhall Lane, Benton, with Father Olusola Adewole, as Celebrant.  A Visitation will be held at the Church on Wednesday, March 4th from 11 AM until the time of the Mass.  Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Christ The King Catholic Church, P. O. Box 297, Benton, PA 17814 or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN   38105-9959.

The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., of Benton, is honored to serve the Leo family.   

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March 4, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Christ The King Catholic Church
300 Mendenhall Lane
Benton, PA 17814

Mass of Christian Burial
March 4, 2020

12:00 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
P. O. Box 297
Benton, PA 17814


Christ The King Catholic Church
Mendenhall Lane, Benton PA 17814

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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