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Mary Bella Petrina

July 5, 1932 — January 29, 2021

Mary Bella Swant Petrina, 88, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021. She was born July 5, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Adam and Catherine Filotei DiMeo. She was the wife of the late John W. Swant and the late George J. Petrina. Mary was a member of Mary, Mother of God -St. Patrick Church worship site, where she was a member of The Christian Mothers and worked as an LPN for 20 years at McKeesport Hospital and following her retirement worked as a caregiver for 20 years. She loved polka and baking and was known for her nut rolls. She was a political activist and enjoyed her Ipad and the internet. But most importantly, Mary loved her family. She is survived by daughter, Donna (the late Rich) Belsick of McKeesport, sons, John (Becky) Swant of Raleigh, NC and Gregory (Wendy) Swant of Goose Creek, SC, step-children, Robert, Ron and Dennis (Debbie) Petrina, grandchildren, Andrew (Becki) Belsick, Loretta (fiancé Tony Ellsworth) Belsick and Mark Swant, step-grandchildren, Chad Petrina and Amy Taratine, step-great-grandchild, Mia, sisters, Lucy (the late Frank) Lapinski and Dorena Elliott both of McKeesport and Ann (Charles) Bootman of Cherry Tree, PA, uncle, Frank Filotei of McKeesport, nieces, nephews and grand-dogs, Teddy, Ava and Willie and great-grand-dogs, Jackson and Skeeter. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph and Dominic DiMeo and longtime companion, Lloyd Piantoni. Friends are welcome from Tuesday, February 2, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.,1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 4:00 pm immediately following visitation with The Rev. Vincent P. Velas, officiating. Private Inurnment will be held at the St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Memorial contributions in Mary's name can be made to either The American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 208-3550 www.heart.org/en/affiliates/pennsylvania/pittsburgh or The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Keystone Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St # 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (800) 344-4867 www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAX. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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