Joseph Gabborini 81, of Bell Township, died Saturday, February 15, 2020 in his residence. Born July 12, 1938 in Truxall he is the son of the late Guido and Augustina Previni Gabborin. Joe had been employed by Wean United Engineering and Foundry until there closing in 1983, he also had been a general contractor doing home construction his entire life till he became ill in 2017. A member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in East Vandergrift where he had served as an usher for a number of years., he had been a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 546 and avid Trap shooter in his younger years, where he went on to win the Florida State Shoot in 1977. He enjoyed his vacations to Florida and Williamsburg, VA, watching westerns, working crossword puzzles and family cookouts at his sister in laws with his family. Survivors include two daughters Yvonne Gabborini of Vandergrift and Michelle (Dan McKendree) Of Bell Township. His son Gregory (Heather Kennerdell) Gabborini of East Vandergrift. Three grandchildren whom he adored Vivian, Veronica and Victoria Gabborini. Two sisters Mary Andring of Apollo and Catherine (Joe Dellaquilla) Geer of Homossassa, FL. Two Brothers John “Tut” (Margaret) Gabborin of Saltsburg and Victor Gabborin of Truxall and his special sister and brother in law Katy (Richard) Tedeski of East Vandergrift. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Zuets) Gabborini in 1994, his son Joseph J. Gabborini and a brother in law James Andring. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm in the DUNMIRE-KERR & ROWE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10am in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in East Vandergrift with Fr. Michael Sciberras as Celebrant. Interment will be private. To leave an online condolence visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com
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