Ruth I. Gattone
February 4, 1936 - March 26, 2022
Ruth I. Gattone, age 86, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on her 67th wedding anniversary, Saturday, March 26, 2022.
Born in Clinton, NJ on February 4, 1936, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Irene Mae (Pittenger) Hall. Ruth spent her career as a para-professional for the Colonial School District retiring after 31 years.
Deep in her faith, Ruth was a devout member of Holy Spirit R.C. Church for over 65 years. Her passion for helping children didn’t end after her retirement, she loved children and spent her time volunteering at a daycare. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Celestro N. Gattone, Jr.; and siblings, Harold Hall, Nelson Hall, and Shirley Hall. She is survived by her children, Linda Pierce (Wayne) of Wilmington, Ruthann Wolski (Stan) of Naples, FL, Nicholas Gattone (Joanne) of Wilmington, and Mary Carbine (Ron) of Newark; grandchildren, Anthony, Susan, Nicole, Matt, Nick, Chris, Josh, and Brandon; and great-grandchildren, Owen, Rosie, Connor, Penny, and Aiden.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Holy Spirit R.C. Church at the address listed above or Howard Weston Senior Center, 1 Basset Avenue, Wilmington Manor, DE 19720, or online by clicking here.