Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.

1724 East Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA


Maryann Portare Gavin

21 September, 193925 July, 2020

Maryann Portare Gavin, 80, formerly of Overbrook, PA and more recently of Paoli, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Maryann was married 55 years to the late Edward F. Gavin. She was a longtime member of St. Norbert Parish. Maryann loved her family, trips to the beach, playing mahjong, puzzles & reading. She worked as an office manager. Surviving are 3 daughters: Linda Gavin-Howard (David), Sue Emel & Laura Jessen (Scott); proud grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 1. Relatives and friends may call on Thurs. July 30 at St. Norbert Church; 50 Leopard Rd. Paoli, PA 9-10AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10AM. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, West. Conshohocken, PA. Arrangements are with Alleva Funeral Home, Inc. Paoli, PA.


  • Calling Hours at St. Norbert Church

    Thursday, 30 July , 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial at St. Norbert Church

    Thursday, 30 July , 2020

  • Burial at Calvary Cemetery

    Thursday, 30 July , 2020


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Frank and Lorraine LaFrazia

30 July 2020

Dear Laura and Scott,
Please accept our condolences. Laura, you are a good daughter and were there for your Mom.
She is at peace now.
Frank and Lorraine

Stella Bates

28 July 2020

I got to know Maryann while she worked part time for People's Light. I loved her. When I discovered she was also Sally's sister, a long time friend that made it all the more special. My sincerest condolences to her family. She was a wonderful person in my opinion. I wish we had gotten together more often after I retired.
My fault. She will be remembered fondly.

Deborah Ziegler

28 July 2020

Dear Sue and family,
I am so very sorry and sad to learn about the passing of your dear mother.....I know how much you loved her, and always enjoyed seeing pictures on FB with all of her girls, especially with your sisters, you, and your daughters and her great grandson❤️ May you find peace and comfort in the treasured memories you shared together. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy and love ❤️🙏🏻 Ziggy

Myrna Rokke

28 July 2020

My next-door neighbor for 48 years and a very close friend. Over those years we shared trips, shore vacations, lots of great Friday nights, a few tears, and many laughs. Will miss Maryann so VERY much.


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