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Joyce (Gallo Tuttle) Babirad

May 17, 1951 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 66)

Joyce Gallo Tuttle Babirad, 66, of Scenery Hill, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Donnell House, Washington after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.

She was born May 17, 1951 in Washington, a daughter of the late John and Martha Campbell Gallo.

She was employed at the Tradesmen Inn as a bartender.

Mrs. Babirad enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and doing yard work. She also enjoyed the casino and eating crab legs.

Mrs. Babirad’s favorite holiday was Christmas, where she enjoyed making her famous nut roll cookies and hosting a large dinner for her family.

She was always there when needed and willing to help in any way she could. You never got a “no” or complaint from her. She lived life to the fullest and never gave up. She fought to the very end.

She loved her Jack Russel, Sparky and her Golden Retriever, Goldie.

Surviving is her husband, Richard Babirad, who took great care of her and helped her fight this horrible disease.

Also surviving are her children, Janet (John) Nahar of Perryopolis, Charles (Brandy) Tuttle of Wind Ridge, Susan (Troy) Taylor of Jefferson, Colleen (James) Gorby of Charleroi and Ricardo (Taryn) Babirad of Eighty Four; grandchildren, Johnny, Teaha, Kirsten, Kevin, Katelynn, Kloe, Travis, Jessica, Colton, Bella, Angie, Rico and Olivia; great-grandchildren, Abby, Jacob, Aubrey, Rylee, Emalee and Zoe; siblings, George (Kay) Gallo of Marianna, Vyonia Wilk of Washington, Robert Gallo of Michigan and Alma Jackon of Amity and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are siblings, Evelyn Harps, Charles, Tommy, Terry, Alvin, Elsworth, Chauncey and Frank Gallo, Sr.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255. The will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses by clicking the "Donations" tab at the top of the obituary. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message.


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
September 3, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, Pennsylvania 15314

Visitation
Sunday
September 3, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, Pennsylvania 15314

Visitation
Monday
September 4, 2017

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, Pennsylvania 15314


Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


September 1, 2017 4:51 pm

$100 from James Fuller-Gallo Family

Too many memories and thoughts I could say about Aunt Joyce. The only thing I could say is that I'm blessed to have shared so many things with her and we will all miss her.

September 1, 2017 7:31 pm

$100 from Sherry , Jim and Madyson Amitrone

Our deepest sympathy during this time. Our hearts are full of love and prayers during this difficult time. Joyce was a true fighter and hero to those around her. I wish I would have known her sooner. All our love.

September 1, 2017 11:09 pm

$50 from Mark, Lisa, Megan and Aaron Hegyes

Deepest sympathy to the whole family. God bless you all during this time of need.

September 2, 2017 5:50 am

$250 from Rob Merashoff

RIP Jocey Poo you were one of my best friends. I missed spending time with you at the Tradesmans and telling you how nice your hair looked with Henry lol. You will always be on my mind.

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