January 3, 1925 - November 16 2019

Laura Patranella Salvaggio, 94, passed away peacefully Saturday November 16, 2019 at Lampstand Health and Rehab in Bryan, Texas. Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday, November 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hearne, Texas. Visitation was from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, November 20, with a 6 p.m. rosary at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne.

Per Laura's request, her obituary was to read as follows: "I had a great life!"

Laura was born January 3, 1925 to Frank and Carrie Patranella in Mumford, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe N. Salvaggio; daughter, Mary Chmiel; son-in-law, Kie Chmiel; brother, Frank Patranella; and sister, Lucy Vacante.

She is survived by her son, Nunzio J. Salvaggio (Sharon); daughter, Kathy Salvaggio; brothers, Nick Patranella (Josie), Charlie Patranella (Dorothy), Johnny Patranella; sisters, Rosie Quinn, Marie Stetz (Alvin), Lena Williamsen, Josephine Rachal (Randy); and sister-in-law, Mary Patranella; grandchildren, David Brymer (Ann), Larry Brymer (Melodee), Chris Chmiel (Kara), Tonya Canatella (Rick) and Tamara Hay (Kevin); four great-grandchildren, Joseph, Austin, Matthew, Haley; several step great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Lampstand Health and Rehab, Hospice Brazos Valley and Anali Hernandez for their support and care of Laura.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hearne, or Brazos Valley Hospice.

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