The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

November 17, 2013

Margaret Gurto

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. —

She donated her time, her arts and crafts and needlepoint to the St. Juliana’s and St. Paul’s yearly Bazaars. She knitted numerous mohair sweaters for her teenage daughters and knitted all her children and grandchildren scarves and hats, as well as personalized dog blankets for the family pets. She enjoyed playing bridge and continued to read the newspaper bridge column daily.

Peggy made the most delicious spaghetti sauce and meatballs for her Italian family, but seldom ate Italian food. She enjoyed making balish, apple crisp, pecan pies, and pizzelles for her family and friends. She and Christy loved to go dancing at the American Legion and Knights of Columbus functions. Peggy always loved having the latest fashions and shoes and dressed to the “9’s” her entire life. She and Christy shared a wonderful, loving life together.

Christy passed away on March 15, 2011 and left a void in her heart. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Michael DeLong, until her death, and was happy to be the caregiver to the family’s dog, “Holly.” Her charitable deeds continued as she donated her entire household to charities that helped needy single mothers and Vietnam vets get back on their feet.

She was a woman who was devoted to God and to her family. She will be greatly missed by her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Barry Vorse of Jacksonville, Fla., Lynne and Henry Quartullo of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Michele and Michael DeLong of Port Orange, Fla.; and her adoring grandchildren, Alan and Shannon Vorse of Bloomington, Minn., Steven and Tara Veil of Brandon, Fla., Lauren Veil of Jupiter, Fla., James DeLong of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Jared and Erin DeLong of Valdosta, Ga.

She will also be remembered by family and lifelong friends who loved her dearly:, Pat and Gayle Gurto, Lorraine Gurto, B-Ann Gurto, Lee Armeni, Ruth Gerics, Eddie Zappitelli and Gordon Fox; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She touched the lives of all those who were fortunate to have known her.

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