Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Cynthia Suzan Gatto, 73

Mrs. Cynthia Suzan (Hilliard) Gatto,  73, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully at home on the morning of January 27, 2021.

Mrs. Gatto was born in Connoquenessing, PA on October 29, 1947 to the late Harold and Mary (Boyer) Hilliard. She had graduated from Butler High School and Slippery Rock University with a degree in education. Cynthia left a legacy with all the children she taught at the Holy Redeemer Catholic School. She greatly enjoyed the close relationship she had with her sisters and brothers. She enjoyed gardening and happy outings at her family’s campground and lake. She will be missed by many especially her loving husband Lou and her son.

She is survived by her husband, Lou L. Gatto, her beloved son, Christopher (Susanne) Gatto of Ellwood City, her step-daughter, Beth (David) Jones of Ellwood City, her step-son, Doug Gatto of Philadelphia, and her six sisters and one brother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister.

A private Blessing Service will be held for Cynthia’s family at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Assumption Mausoleum.



  • Chris and Sharon Razani Posted January 27, 2021 4:57 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing, we are sending our prayers and condolences to her family…

  • Karen Oswald Posted January 27, 2021 9:06 pm

    My sincerest sympathy in the loss of Aunt Cindy. I will miss her loving personality and her quick wit at Gatto get togethers. Heaven has a new angel today.

  • Darlene Milstead Posted January 28, 2021 5:59 am

    The angels took another one to heaven – my loving sister. Will miss you dearly. Love you Darlene

  • Terri brown Posted January 28, 2021 7:33 am

    Thank you Beth an Tammy for the loving care in her final days. We loved my sister dearly .May the Gatto family find peace knowing she is in gods hands

  • RICHARD k MYERS Posted January 29, 2021 9:33 pm

    Lou, sorry to hear about your wife. .Take care of yourself. Dick Myers

  • Barb & Doug Boyer Posted January 30, 2021 10:29 am

    Doug and I are so very sorry for your loss. I love how close you all were, you have so many wonderful memories. Sorry we cannot see you guys now – but you are all in our hearts.

  • Susie Boyer Patterson and family Posted February 1, 2021 4:56 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. May your dear family memories help to comfort you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts

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