Obituary: Maria Grace Cascone Gallo, 98, of Bridgeport

Maria Grace Cascone Gallo, 98, of Bridgeport, head chaperone for the Miss USA World Beauty Pageant, wife of the late Salvatore Gallo, died Feb. 3, in St. Joseph’s Center.

Born in Bridgeport on June 18, 1917, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Cascone.

Also predeceased by a daughter, Carol Ann Franco, a grea- grandson, Michael Ventresca, three brothers, George, John and Carmen Cascone and two sisters, Mary Assenza and Josephine Leonetti.

Survivors include two children, Concetta Gallo Emond and her husband, Donald of Trumbull and Thomas Gallo and his wife, Ann of Lake Worth, Fla., seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A life celebration will be held Monday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m., Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 11 a.m., in St. Raphael Church, Frank St., Bridgeport. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.