Leona M. Varasso, 80


Leona M. Varasso, 80, of Atlantic Avenue, Erie, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Varasso was born in Findley Lake, N.Y., on Feb. 28, 1929, a daughter of the late Leon and Alice Phillips Emory.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike J. Varasso, on Dec. 10, 2005. They were married in Ripley, N.Y., on July 13, 1947.

She was also preceded in death by a sister; and two brothers.

Mrs. Varasso is survived by two daughters, Micki Shaw and her husband, Chuck, of Erie, and Joy Booth and her husband, Jon, of Corry; a son, Mark Varasso of Corry; a sister, Flora Catalfu and her husband, Jim, of Corry; and a brother, Fred, of Erie.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jeremy Browand and his wife, Amy, Brandon Browand and his wife, Nohemy, Ariann Browand, Branden Shaw, Cheryl and Jake Davis and Daniel and Lillie Johnson; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.