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Filomena Garofalo

July 05, 1938 - September 15, 2023


Obituary For Filomena Garofalo

Garofalo, Filomena, age 85, of Pittsburgh, passed peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2023. She immigrated here from Castel Del Giudice, Italy at 9 years old. Loving wife of the late Renato Garofalo; beloved mother of Gina (Mark) Trimbur, Ron (Holly) Garofalo and Kevin (Rachael) Garofalo; Nonna of Anita, Eric, Dominic, Cameron, Kaylee, Owen and Olivia; daughter of the late Giuseppe and Perinta Burlone; sister of Paul (Mary Ann) Burlone and the late Anthony (survived by Kim) Burlone. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Filomena was a devout Catholic. Through all of her struggles, she was always concerned and compassionate about the suffering of others. She was a wonderful baker, cook and contributed to many cookie tables and she was passionate about helping the poor. Filomena and her family were unfailingly grateful of the help and care she received at Paramount Senior Living. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.. Funeral prayer on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Sylvester Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice.

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  • 09/18/2023

    Gina, Mark and family, our family sends thoughts and prayers to you at this time.

  • 09/17/2023

    Gina...I just wanted to take a quick moment to let you know that the Ohio Mosesso Family has you and the entire Garofalo family in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother, my Godmother, was very special to me and my family. We always felt like we were all family growing up together and that was much in part because of your mother. My entire adult life I've been known here in Ohio as Super Mario by our friends and family. Your mom was the reason why I had people use Mario as my nickname because no one could say Mariano properly. It got butchered by every non Italian friend I had. Your mom saw that it bothered me so she said, "Mariano...tell your American friends to call you Mario. It's much easier and more recognizable for everyone outside the family to say." To this day, I'm known as Mario here in Ohio. I will continue to always think about your mom each and every time someone calls me Mario. Love you guys very much!

  • 09/16/2023

    I have never met such a nice and caring woman who not only knew God but spoke of his praises daily,philomena was a very kind and caring woman who would say God bless you to everyone and always had a kind word to day.

  • 09/16/2023

    Dear Gina and the family of Filomena. how do you begin to tell anyone the wonderful friendship I shared with Filomena. Impossible. My husband and I are so sorry. May she rest in the peace of the Lord and all the saints. Comfort and peace is offered for her family. God Bless you all.