Marie Frances (Fran) Galasso

90, of Penn Hills, PA passed peacefully on January 18, 2021. Fran was born on May 22, 1930 in Connellsville, PA; the daughter of Frank and Frances (Caliguire) Tripoli.  After graduating with honors from Connellsville High School in 1948, Fran worked as a telephone operator at the Bell Telephone Company. She married Joseph Galasso in 1953 and eventually became a homemaker, mother to her five children, and also baked cakes professionally. Fran was an active member of St. Susanna Catholic Church, the Penn Hebron Garden Club, and the Senior Center in Penn Hills. She enjoyed cooking, playing bingo and performing on the clarinet as a charter member of the Delmont Band and the Scottdale Concert Band for many years. She is survived by her children, Joseph of Georgia, Martin (Denise) of Connecticut, Lisa Holley of Ohio and Michael of California. She will be greatly missed by her five loving grandchildren: Christina, Jarrod, Lauren, Danielle, and Giavanna.  She is also survived by sisters Carmela Laughery of MD and Angela Neville of PA, loving nieces and nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her son David, brother Frank Tripoli and nephew Shawn Neville.

A Mass of Christian Burial in Fran’s honor will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23rd at St. Susanna Church, 200 Stotler Road, Penn Hills, PA. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Monroeville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.