Shirley M. Allessi, 85, formerly of RD Punxsutawney, PA, died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. A daughter of the late George and Martha (Kovalyak) Quashnock, she was born on May 27, 1934 in Anita, PA. On September 7, 1953 she married Richard “Deacon” Allessi, who predeceased her on April 8, 2019.
Shirley is survived by: three children, Mary Ann Madalis of Brockway, Richard (Bonnie) Allessi of Wexford and James M. (Debra) Allessi of South Carolina; and three grandchildren.
Besides her parents and her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by a brother, William Quashnock.
A graduate of Sykesville High School class of 1951, she worked as a Utility Operator for Ideal Products. She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Sykesville and enjoyed sewing, cooking, camping, fishing, gardening and flowers.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home of Sykesville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Sykesville with Father Bill Barron as celebrant.
The family will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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