Francesca Gallace Gambardella, formerly a longtime resident of New Rochelle, New York, died on December 14, 2020 in Smyrna, Georgia. She was 92 years old.
Born on February 10, 1928 in Fabrizia, Italy, Francesca and her family relocated to New Rochelle in 1967. She was a devoted Catholic and a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in New Rochelle. Nothing was more important to her than her faith and her family.
Francesca was predeceased by her husband Gennaro Gambardella, who died in 2006. She is survived by her siblings Pina DiBiase and Pompeo Gallace; her 4 children: Nicholas Gambardella, Joseph Gambardella, Frank Gambardella, and Angela Patelis; her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and devoted nieces, nephews and cousins in both the U.S. and Italy.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, visiting hours and burial at Beechwoods Cemetery will be private, for immediate family only. A church service for extended family and friends will be held later in the spring once the restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to a Catholic charity of your choice.