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July 28, 2017

Elena Morello, Monessen

Elena Morello, 69, of Monessen, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Jefferson Hospital. She was born on Dec. 14, 1947, in Italy, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Francesca (DiPasquale) DiPiazza. Elena grew up in Italy, where she received her degree in education. She came to the United States and settled in Monessen in 1966. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Anthony Morello; two brothers, Luigi (Concetta) DiPiazza of South  Hackensack, N.J., and Calogero (Maria) DiPiazza of Greensburg; three sisters, Rosalia Bertola of Monessen, Carmela Sangiorgi of Totowa, N.J., Concetta DiPiazza of Monessen; a sister-in-law, Anna Marie DiPiazza of Monessen; and by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Giuseppe DiPiazza; a sister, Maria DiPiazza; nephew, Sam Bertola; brothers-in-law, Chris Bertola and Raffaele Sangiorgi; and her mother and father-in-law, Anthony and Maria Morello. Friends will be received on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Saturday beginning with a 9:30 a.m. Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.

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