The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 12, 2014

Mary Ann Pallone


EMEIGH — PALLONE – Mary Ann “Baba,” 73, Emeigh, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Born April 28, 1940, in Spangler, daughter of  Stephen and Helen (Kutney) Bublinec. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Joseph, Stephen, Bernard and Michael Bublinec; sister, Helen Salyan; and son-in-law, Dr. John J. Santarelli. Survived by loving husband of 53 years, Donald J. Pallone; son, Donald M. Pallone, CRNP, married to Carol (Coy); daughters, Diana C. Maelzer, married to Udo, Emeigh; and Stephanie Baran, RN, married to Brian, Northern Cambria; and grandchildren, Dr. John Ashurst (Dr. Megan Wasson Ashurst), Anthony J. Santarelli, Andrea N. Santarelli; Stephen M. Ashurst, Adam J. Ashurst and Zoey E. Baran. Also survived by brothers, Frank Bublinec, Parma, Ohio; Edward Bublinec, Dover, Pa.; sisters, Elsie Hamady, Windber; and Bernadine Valenti, Smethport; and many nieces and nephews. Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Mary Ann was  formerly employed by The Barnesboro Star, The Patton Courier and Nathan’s Clothing Store, but her favorite job was at her husband’s business, Pallone Insurance Agency, where they worked together for more than 20 years. Upon retirement, Mary Ann and Don continued working together remodeling homes at their business Pallone Rental and Development. Mary Ann also opened her own business, Baba’s Craft Shop, and enjoyed attending shows where she sold her crafts; but mostly she loved being a mother and grandmother. Her greatest pleasure was her children and grandchildren and the time she spent with her family. She lived a wonderful, full life and filled her family with love, joy, happiness and beautiful memories. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Chapel.

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