Gabrielle “Gab” Federici was called home to our Lord and her parents on Monday, June 21st at the age of 53. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, Nana and friend to all who knew her.

 

Gabrielle was born in Manhattan to Patrick Federici and Mary Margaret Ritterbusch. She is survived by her two children Angela Mazzola and Anthony Palermo, granddaughter Giavanna Mazzola, sister Nicole Federici, my father Stephen Barbero and her husband Joseph Mendola.

 

Gabrielle was raised in the Bronx. She graduated high school at Sacred Heart in 1986 and later went on to get her Associate’s Degree at Mercy College in 2006. She worked for the Department of Education for over 10 years where she made lifelong friends and positively impacted the lives of the children that she worked with.

 

She was full of life with a soul of nature with the heart of the ocean. She loved the ocean so much, wanting to be one with the dolphins at sea. Besides that she love seashells, rocks, and cooking. She loved baking and doing crafts with her granddaughter. She enjoyed every moment of her life till her last breath. 

 

Family, friends and others whose lives Gabrielle has touched are invited on Saturday from 8:30am to 10:30am to John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11am at St. Clare’s of Assisi Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Interment will be private. 

 

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations in her memory  to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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  1. Patti S on June 23, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    My condolences to you Angela and your family. I never knew your mom directly but through my family and the neighborhood, I knew her as many did for her energy and smile. I hope peace and positivity surrounds you and your family during this hard time. Keep those memories going with smiles and laughter accompanying each.

  2. Madeline Falcone on June 23, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    The Falcone family send their love and prayers to your family, we are so sorry for your loss. I loved working with Gabby never a dull moment with my bubbly full of life friend.

  3. Laurianne Higgins on June 23, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost. I really have no words

    • Debbie & Jimmy DiMele on June 23, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      Dear Angela & Anthony. My deepest sympathy. There are no words I am heartbroken. Your Mother was a Beautiful Kindhearted person. She will be missed. With Love & Sorrow Debbie

  4. Cathy Campagna on June 23, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss ,I knew gabby from p.s. 83 my grandson went to school with Anthony, she was fun and good hearted woman ,I am very sad to to hear of her passing ,may she rest in peace always

    • Diane and Steven Amato on June 24, 2021 at 8:59 am

      We are so sorry and have no appropriate words. (Just know, I am always here for you.) I know your Mom was so proud of you and her life was further enriched the day Gia was born.

      She was taken much too young and our prayers are for her to rest in peace. You and your Family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

      Sending love,
      Diane & Steven
      Amato

    • Diane & Steven Amato on June 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

      We are so sorry and have no appropriate words. (Just know, I am always here for you.) I know your Mom was so proud of you and her life was further enriched the day Gia was born.

      She was taken much too young and our prayers are for her to rest in peace. You and your Family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

      Sending love,
      Diane & Steven
      Amato

  5. Diane and Steven Amato on June 24, 2021 at 8:58 am

    We are so sorry and have no appropriate words. (Just know, I am always here for you.) I know your Mom was so proud of you and her life was further enriched the day Gia was born.

    She was taken much too young and our prayers are for her to rest in peace. You and your Family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sending love,
    Diane & Steven
    Amato

  6. Catherine Delgado on June 24, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Gabby. I loved working with her in PS153. When I was feeling down she would of always lifted me up and made me laugh.
    Gabby was a wonderful friend. She will be missed.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  7. Valerie Mazzacane on June 25, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    So sorry to hear about Gabby’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at P.S. 89 and also seeing her in the neighborhood. May she rest in peace.

  8. Angelo Vairo on June 25, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    So sorry to hear about this.RIP Gabrielle.

  9. Maria Filardo on June 26, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    She was so fun, kind and friendly. We will miss her on the block. Shocked and saddened by the loss. My condolences to her children , granddaughter, family and her husband, Joe. RIP.

    LOVE,
    The Filardos

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