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Gregory P. Maddalena

June 29, 1966 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 55)


Gregory P. Maddalena, age 55, of 100 South St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Friday evening, October 22, 2021, at his residence.  He was born June 29, 1966, in Ridgway, son of Stella J. (Calla) Maddalena and the late Chester A. Maddalena.  He married Edna J. Pierce on August 12, 1988, she survives.  He resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the Ridgway Elks Lodge #872.  Greg loved his wife and children.  He enjoyed music and performing Michael Jackson routines, hunting, working out at the YMCA, and going to camp.  He was the Head Coach of the Ridgway Girls Varsity Soccer Team where he had coached the team to a District 9 Championship and was instrumental in helping build the Rec Soccer Field.  Greg was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School.  He was employed by Elk County Foods for over 20 years.


He is survived by his wife Edna J. Maddalena of Ridgway, 1 son Nathaniel P. (Kate) Maddalena of Harrisburg, PA, 1 daughter Amanda R. Maddalena of Buffalo, NY, his mother Stella J. Maddalena of Ridgway, 1 brother Steve (Candy) Maddalena of Clearbrook, VA, 2 sisters Maria (John) Zambanini of Berryville, VA and Paula (Russ) Johnston of Huntington Beach, CA, and 8 nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Chester A. Maddalena.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Gregory P. Maddalena will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM.  Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway YMCA, 34 N. Broad St., Ridgway, PA. 15853.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 28, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Leo Catholic Church (PA)


Ridgway YMCA
34 N. Broad St., Ridgway PA 15853

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