Minnie G. Kallas

Minnie Concetta Giannotti Kallas, 94, of Clifton, VA, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with her daughters by her side.

Mrs. Kallas was born in Rome, NY on December 2, 1925, daughter of the late Batiste and Concetta (Griffo) Giannotti. She graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1944 and held a variety of jobs in Rome, including at White's Dry Cleaners and the Capitol Theater. While working as a secretary at Griffis Air Force Base, she met the love of her life, Louis P. Kallas. He passed away in 1997.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Kallas was devoted to her family. Her home was always filled with family and friends, delicious food, and love. She had numerous interests and hobbies, including gardening, bowling, and golfing, but her favorite hobby was dancing with Lou!

Mrs. Kallas is survived by daughters, Anmarie Kallas, Clifton, VA and Luanne Kallas-Bruton (Garry), Ft. Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Bethany Hagen-Templin (Dane), Lauryn Enrico (Michael), John Louis, Stephanie, and Ford Bruton; two great-grandchildren, Hartley and Everett, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Mary Cortese (Dominick), brother, Nicholas Giannotti, brother, Dominick (Coke) Giannotti (Peggy), and brother, Salvatore (Sam) Giannotti (Rose).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 11:30 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating. Friends may call at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 4-6 p.m. Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, 1427 Champlin Ave., Utica.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital online using memorial ID 12066652, or Memorials Processing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959

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