Life Story for
Gelsomina "Jessie" Blancato
Gelsomina (Jessie) Blancato nee Russo
75 years old of Westfield, NJ passed on February 20 at St. Luke’s at hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian burial Friday 10 AM, Holy Trinity Church in Westfield. Friends may visit Dooley Colonial funeral home in Westfield on Thursday from 3:30 to 8 PM. Entombment at Fairview Cemetery Westfield.
Born and raised in Ventosa Italy and came to the United States in 1954 and settled in Westfield.
Jessie was a food server for the faculty at the Westfield high school for over 35 years
Beloved daughter of the late Filippo and Fiorentina Russo, beloved wife of over 56 years of Salvatore (Sam), loving mother of Michael and his wife Eileen, Maria and her husband Ray and Philip and his wife Marie. She’ll be deeply missed by her 5 grandchildren, Michelle, Mark, Alexandra, Luca and Marcella. Devoted sister of Augusto and Mario and the late Esterina and Giuseppe. She will be fondly remembered by her in-laws, many nieces and nephews and friends. Donations can be made to the Westfield Rescue Squad, www.westfieldrescuesquad.org/donate, or Holy Trinity Church in her memory.