Kathleen R. Giarnella

Kathleen R. Giarnella (nee LoScalzo), 82, of Suffern, formerly of Tappan, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Loving mother of Donna Orecchio of Nanuet, Kathy Pioli and husband Randy of New City and the late Joseph. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Lea (Alex), Adam (Mariella), Michael (Irina), Carly (Andrew), Talia and Victoria. Adored great-grandmother of Layla. Dearest sister of Benedict and Anne Marie LoScalzo, Joseph and Mary LoScalzo and the late Mary Ann Vecchio.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12 Noon at St. Augustine RC Church, 140 Maple Ave, New City with entombment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.



  1. Such a lovely, funny women. Beautiful dimples & sharp Witt . God Bless and Rest Easy❤️

    • I have nothing but warm, funny memories of my “boss” over at the Nail Spa — I remember two specific ones which will always be etched in my mind. One was when a squirrel dropped out of the ceiling onto her shoulders and she was screaming and we all laughed for a very long time. The second memory I have was when she asked me to wax her eyebrows. Well, I don’t remember what went wrong but I accidentally waxed one of her eyebrows completely off and I was so scared/ I didn’t say a word. The next morning she let me know she was well aware of what happened-but she never got mad-she always had a great big smile on her face-and I felt very fortunate to have such a wonderful lady as a boss. I’m sure she will be missed by many.

  2. Such a warm, gracious, fun-loving, kind, charming and generous lady! Kathy would light up any room she entered! Beautiful inside (heart) and out (gorgeous smile)!
    May she rest with the angels !!

  3. Josephine Heller

    God bless you Kathy. Rest in peace. May the peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ be with your family now and always. With love and sincerity, Josephine Rugnetta Heller

  4. Laura Panio-Richardson

    Cousin Kathy-My Fathers first cousin-I remember spending time at your house in the summers with Donna, Kathy & Joseph…
    My Name is Laura Panio-Richardson. I haven’t seen that part of my Family since I was a little girl but I remember how Beautiful your smile was.
    Rest in peace and I am sure my Parents, Grand Parents, my Aunt Kathy along with Aunt Fran were all there to Welcome you. I bet you are all together having a Grand time like the “Yester Years”
    We will all be together again Someday!

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