Rita Biamonte

Obituary of Rita Joan Biamonte

Rita Joan Gallo Biamonte, age 93, of Chattanooga, TN originally from Long Island, New York died on September 8, 2020. Rita was born in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Gallo. She lived on Long Island for 88 years in East Meadow, Roosevelt, Seaford and Port Jefferson. She moved to Tennessee in 2015 to be closer to family. She was a communicant of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, NY, Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Port Jefferson, NY and St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Hixson TN. She was always on the go as a Girl Scout Leader, member and officer of the Catholic Daughters of America, member of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America and a dedicated volunteer for what is now Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen in Port Jefferson. She worked for many years in Gimbels Department Store at Roosevelt Field and was a shop steward for the Store Workers Union. Rita enjoyed sewing, traveling, bike riding and just being busy. She was an excellent cook who frequently sent dinner guests home with their own dish of eggplant parmigiana, if they promised to return the plate. Every child she knew could depend on Rita to provide a bag of home baked chocolate chip cookies. There are dozens of friends who proudly don the aprons Rita lovingly sewed. Rita was predeceased by Frank, her loving husband of 53 year, sisters Margaret Gallo and Barbara Duvelsdorf and brother Anniello Gallo. Survived by her daughters Mary Ann Ashley (Donnie) of Hixson, Tennessee and Andrea Day (William) of Sun City, Arizona; Granddaughters Phyllis Silverio (Michael) of Atlanta, Georgia and Joyce Striano-Day (Natalee) of San Raphael, California; Great- grandchildren Mia and Sophia Silverio and Evan and Paige Day; three younger sisters Dorothy Kuski, Judy Caminiti and Mary Ann Gallo; and numerous nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. Reposing Moloney’s Port Jefferson Station Funeral Home, 523 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY where a religious service will be held Sunday. Funeral Mass Monday 11 AM Infant Jesus R.C. Church Port Jefferson Village, NY. Interment following Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. Visiting Sunday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Rita’s name to Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen, PO Box 88, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. www.moloneyfh.com Announced by Legacy Funeral Home, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379 (423) 843-2525. No services will be held in Tennessee.
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