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In Memory of

Ellen Maria Dragotto

December 3, 1960 - November 24, 2016

Obituary


ELLEN MARIE DRAGOTTO
12/03/1960 ~ 11/24/2016

Ellen Maria Dragotto of Washington, DC, slipped away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day.

She was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Eleanor Dragotto.

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1960. She was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, the University of Scranton and George Washington University. She started her career in international development with the U.S. Environmental Training Institute in Washington, DC in 1994. In 2001, she joined the U.S. Agency for International Development. She dedicated her life to help improving...

ELLEN MARIE DRAGOTTO
12/03/1960 ~ 11/24/2016

Ellen Maria Dragotto of Washington, DC, slipped away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day.

She was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Eleanor Dragotto.

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1960. She was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, the University of Scranton and George Washington University. She started her career in international development with the U.S. Environmental Training Institute in Washington, DC in 1994. In 2001, she joined the U.S. Agency for International Development. She dedicated her life to help improving the lives of the less fortunate.

Survived by one sister, Ann Marie Weer, Goldsboro, Maryland and three brothers, Francis Dragotto, Princeton, West Virginia, Edward Dragotto, Peckville, Pennsylvania and James Dragotto, Archbald, Pennsylvania, seven nieces, two great-nephews and three god children.

She was preceded in death by her nephew and godson, Anthony Dragotto.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday December 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday December 3, at 1 p.m. at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St NW, Washington, DC. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church: there will be no procession from the funeral home.

On Saturday December 10, a Memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Christ the King Parish, 429 Church St., Archbald, PA. Family will receive friends in the back of the church one hour prior to the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the America Cancer Society

Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, Washington, DC.