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Official Obituary of

Melanie L. Gallagher Verrastro

December 29, 1973 ~ May 12, 2023 (age 49) 49 Years Old

Melanie L. Gallagher Verrastro Obituary

Melanie L. Gallagher Verrastro, 49, of Dunmore, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday. 

Born in Ridgewood, NJ, she was the daughter of Barbara Urena DeSpirito and stepfather Michael, Barnegat, NJ, and the late William Gallagher.  Melanie was a graduate of Hawthorne High School and Ramapo College of New Jersey.  She later attended the Marywood Ph.D. program.  She loved being with her kids and family and was passionate about the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. 

Also surviving is a daughter Ava Verrastro and a son, Jacob Verrastro, both of Dunmore; a brother Jeffrey Gallagher and wife, Donna, Clayton, NJ; nieces, Samantha and Katelyn Gallagher; nephews DJ and Tyler Strausser; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A blessing service will be held on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Melanie’s memory to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

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May 20, 2023

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512

Blessing Service
May 20, 2023

12:30 PM
Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512


Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit PA 18411


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