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Louis J. "Louie" Dalessandro, 89, of St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2017) in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System.
Mr. Dalessandro was born July 19, 1928, in Farrell, a son of Pasquale and Rosina (Sciortino) Dalessandro. He was a lifelong area resident and 1947 graduate of Farrell High School.
Louie was employed for 30 years by the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Co. , retiring in 1976.
He was a lifelong active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, where he was past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He volunteered at the church bingo for more than 40 years.
Louie loved: spending time in his garden; dancing, particularly with his wife Dorothy; and meeting up with old friends for coffee at Dunkin' Donuts. He was a collector and purveyor of many coins, toys and trinkets, and enjoyed trips to flea markets to search for more collectibles.
Louie will be remembered by all for his wonderful sense of humor, and even in difficult times you could always look to him for a smile or a laugh.
Surviving are: his beloved wife of nearly 66 years, the former Dorothy Mae Saxon, whom he married Nov. 3, 1951, in the former St. Anthony de Padua Church, Farrell; a daughter, Paula A. (John) Sonoga, Hermitage; two sons, Louis M. (Paula) Dalessandro, Hermitage, and Rev. Dennis G. Dalessandro, Catawissa, Pa.; five grandchildren, Angela Dalessandro, and Alessandra, Marcus, Jarret and Ciara Sonoga; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Louie was preceded in death by: four brothers, M.R. "Major," Phillip, Joseph and Anthony Dalessandro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Prince of Peace, 502 Darr Ave., Box 89, Farrell, PA 16121.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sharon Regional emergency department and speech pathologist, Linda Collins. They would also like to express their gratitude to the staff of Clepper Manor, Sharon, and St. John XXIII, Hermitage, especially Jessica who was a special advocate throughout his stay.

Louis "Louie" J., 89, of Hermitage, formerly of Sharon.
Visitation: 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass Saturday (10-7-17) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Saturday in the church, with Rev. Dennis G. Dalessandro, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Slabtown, Pa., as celebrant.
Interment: St. Anthony Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on October 5, 2017
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