MaryLou Vanassa, 90, of New Castle passed away the morning of Feb. 19, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on July 21,1926, in Oakdale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Me Gaston Dickson. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Vanassa, on Jan. 20, 1997.
MaryLou enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Birdie Main, and husband Dennis of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Hollie Belt and Lance Main; and great-grandchildren, Auston Main, Layla Laughing House, Isabella Main and Brayden Belt. MaryLou also is survived by her family of neighbors, Angela Quarterson and her family and Darlene Data and her family, to whom her family is in constant gratitude for all of their love, care and support. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Suellen Kerr, brother, Robert Dickson, and sister, Voletta Newkirk.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Graceland Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on  February 19, 2017