Darlene D. Connolly, 64 of Washington died Saturday-May 5, 2018 after a lengthy and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born January 26, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Fritz and Dolores Schmiedlin Gilbertson. Mrs. Connolly was a graduate of Avalon High School. At one time she worked as a clerk for the now Honorable Judge John DiSalle in his law firm. Mrs. Connolly enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates and going out with her friends for dinner. She loved her two dogs Buddy and Buster. Most of all, Mrs. Connolly enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren whom she adored.
On August 28, 1976 she married Mark A. Connolly who died December 28, 2011.
Surviving are two sons; Ryan (Nicole) Connolly of Peters Twp. and Matthew (Staci) Connolly of Washington, two brothers; Dean and David Gilbertson, two sisters; Dori Massucci and Nadine Meyer, four grandchildren; Ian and Declan Connolly and Sofia and Marko Connolly. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends will be received on Tuesday-May 8, 2018 from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave., Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. Additional visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. the hour of a funeral service on Wednesday-May 9, 2018 in the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66 Eighty-Four Pa. 15330. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com