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She was born in what is now Hillsville on May 2, 1918, a daughter of John and Anna Nocera Calabrese.
Jennie grew up in Hillsville and graduated in the class of 1936.
She married her husband, James Gadzia, on August 3, 1940, and together they raised two daughters.
Jennie was a devoted mother and wife, who enjoyed baking and cooking for her family.
She was a member of Christ the King Parish and had attended the former St. Lawrence Church.
Jennie leaves behind her daughters, Carol Coppola of Lowellville, Ohio, and Rosemary (Gary) Grgurina of New Castle; her grandchildren, Joseph Coppola III and wife, Michelle, of Lowellville, Jayanne Silvers and husband, Brian, of Shenango Township, and Jason Grgurina and wife, Rebecca, of Charlotte, North Carolina; her great-grandchildren, Joseph Coppola, Alexandria Coppola, Kate Coppola and the triplets, Lilly Vari Coppola, Carlina Vari Coppola, Patrick Vari Coppola, Andrew Silvers and Gianna Silvers; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; granddaughter, Jodi Ann Coppola; sisters, Margaret Ricciuti, Jeanette Pacillo, Josephine Notareschi, Mary Nerone and Dorothy Baker; and her brothers, Charlie, Anthony and Vincent Calabrese.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, 203 Oak St., Bessemer.
A blessing service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Jennie will be laid to rest at St. Lawrence Cemetery.
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