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Milda A. Rocco Malinowski

d. January 7, 2017

Gilda A. Rocco Malinowski

Gilda A. Rocco Malinowski, 80, of Erie, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center after a brief illness. She was born October 31, 1936 in Erie a daughter of the late Frank and Genevieve Riazzi Rocco.

Gilda was a graduate of Strong Vincent High School Class of 1955. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Saint Paul Holy Name Society, and The Rocca Pia Society.

Gilda enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking, and Wednesday coffee club with her sisters-in-law and nieces.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Belinda and Joseph Qualtiere.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leonard F. Malinowski, Sr.; one daughter, Sharon Malinowski; three sons, Leonard Malinowski, Jr., Timothy Malinowski (Tracy), and Steven Malinowski; two brothers, Jack Rocco (Norma) and Armand Rocco (Linda) all of Erie; and ten grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great-nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1626 West 26th Street, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Regional Home Health and Hospice,2564 Village Common Dr., Erie, PA 16506.

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