Jolan K. Gallo of Riverhead died Feb. 3. She was 86.
Ms. Gallo was born Oct. 21, 1932, to Elizabeth and Peter Katona in Budapest, Hungary. She attended high school and became a successful small business owner as the owner of Hometown Cleaners in Mattituck.
Ms. Gallo escaped Hungary during World War II with her family and started over in the United States before marrying Thomas (BeBe) Gallo in Riverhead in 1953.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Jolan E. Gallo; her son, Thomas Gallo Jr.; and her husband. She is survived by her granddaughter, Bernadette Gallo; her nieces Melinda Anderson and Maria Cybulski; and her grand-nieces Nicole Giorgetti, Maria Sciarrino, Debra Yuhasz, Catherine Grawe and Susan Whimple.
Visitors will be received Thursday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral Mass will take place Friday, Feb. 8, at 10:45 a.m., at Saint John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead followed by interment at Saint John’s Cemetery.
This is a paid notice.