Virginia M. Gullo, 90, resident of Absolut of Westfield, formerly of West 5th St in Dunkirk and Lincoln Arms of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully on Saturday December 4, 2021 at the Absolut in Westfield with her family by her side.
Virginia was born in Dunkirk, NY on June 29, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph and Celia (Sholyts) Marczynski of Dunkirk.
Virginie was a housewife. She previously worked for the former Compagnie Van Raalte de Dunkerque. Joseph’s Clothing Store in Dunkirk and the former Commissariat du Cease in Dunkirk. Virginia was also a volunteer with the local MDA telethons, having “Supervised” all workers, counting change and helping in whatever way they can.
Virginia was a fervent member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity. She was a WWE wrestling fan and everyone who knew her knew not to call her after 8 p.m. She loved her old movies, and she loved baking and cooking for her family and friends. Sunday was always a spaghetti dinner. Her late husband, Joseph who had been lucky enough to go to Italy had said that even Italy could not come close to his sauce. Her culinary traits were taken over by her granddaughter, Shannon whom she affectionately called “Granny girl.”
Now Shannon cooks dinners and pastries like her grandmother.
Survivors include her devoted children: MaryAnne (Gary) Thuman of Dunkirk; son, Joseph (Susan) Gullo of North East, Pennsylvania; granddaughter, Shannon (Ric) Juett of Branson, Missouri; grandson who currently serves his country in Kuwait, SSG. Jeremy (Jena) Gullo of Northeast, Pennsylvania; and one stepson, David Claybrooke of Dunkirk, NY Great-granddaughter, Jessica (Nick McNew) of Branson, Mo .; great-grandson, Jaxx Gullo of North East, Pennsylvania; step-granddaughter, Alex Juett of Springfield, Mo. Beautiful great-great-grandchildren: Nora and Max Yendes of Springfield, Mo. Her dear friend, Brenda Pazderski of Fredonia, NY, and several cousins, nieces and nephews and many others who called him “Mom.”
Besides her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Gullo, whom she married on August 2, 1950 and died on March 26, 1996. Her brothers: Joseph, Leonard and Robert. His sister, Mildred Macri. His son, John M. Gullo; and her granddaughter, Tracey L. Sarzyniak.
Parents and friends are invited to call R. Mackowiak Inc. Funeral Home, 56 E Doughty St, Dunkirk, Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The funeral will be on Friday morning at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity RC Church. Interment will follow at Saint-Joseph cemetery.