Martha Pallotta, lovingly known as Aunt Martha, Mom, Queenie, Nannie, and Nan to her family and friends, sadly passed away of natural causes on the morning of Monday, August 9, 2021. Nan was 92. She was born and raised in Homestead, and was a 1947 graduate of Munhall High School. After graduating high school, she lived most of her life in West Mifflin with her husband of 72 years, Gene. Both she and Gene took great pride in raising their twin boys on Longvue Drive.
Nan is survived by her sons, Gene (Mira) and Dean (Anne) Pallotta, along with many family members including her sisters, Dorothy Prementine and Arlene Luther.
Nan's greatest passions were her family, her Catholic faith, and her travels. She also took great pleasure in becoming a grandmother and great-grandmother to her seven grandchildren, Jamie (Joe) Bergquist, Nick (Morgan) Pallotta, Erin McMillen, Kristen (Ryan) Moore, Nathan (Mollie) Pallotta, Herbie Dean (Kat) Pallotta, and Allison (Dan Patrick) Pallotta; and her eight great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Joey Bergquist, Ostyn and Brayden McMillen, Blake and Savannah Moore, Charlotte Pallotta, and Daniela Pallotta.
Nan is predeceased by her husband, Eugene A. "Gene" Pallotta, who passed away on February 18, 2021; parents, John Ambro and Mary Sabol Ambro; brother, Clement "Sonny" Ambro; and sister, Gerry Smith.
We will always love Nan and will miss her great Slavic cooking (haluski, stuffed cabbages, and pierogies to name a few), her ever-present opinions, her sense of style, her love of having her grandchildren visit, and in spoiling them by taking them to Kennywood and other area parks/events in Pittsburgh. But most importantly, we will miss her profound pride and love of family and faith.
A Catholic Funeral Mass for Eugene and Martha will be held at 10 AM on Friday, August 27, at Resurrection Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Mifflin. Interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Condolences may be sent to 4748 Lazdowski Way, the Villages, FL 32163. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 363 West 11th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120.
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