LORETTO — BOGGETTA – Peter, 94, Loretto, formerly of Northern Cambria, passed away Feb. 6, 2013, at St. Benedict Manor. Born Jan. 20, 1919, in Marstellar, son of Martin and Frances (Chiaventone) Boggetta. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl (Smith) Boggetta, on May 31, 1976; daughter Betty “Lu Lu” Main; grandson, Donnie Boring Jr.; brothersa, Dominick, Robert, Martin and Charles; and sisters, Mary Crider, Catherine Hula and Edith Hula. Survived by children, Alice (James) Wensel, El Paso, Texas; Mary “Dolly” (Donald) Boring, Jersey Shore, Pa.; Eileen “Sissy” (Clyde) McConnell, New Alexandria, Pa.; Ruth (Bruce) Mason, Northern Cambria; Linda (Maurus) Hite, Loretto; Cathy (Albert) Weakland, Carrolltown; Eda (Richard) Barlow, Orlando, Fla.; Jeannie (Charles) Oblinsky, Clymer, Pa.; Joanie (James) Bender, Loretto; Peter Boggetta Jr., Loretto; and Barbara (Robert) Veneskey, Carrolltown; 34 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Peter retired from UMWA as a coal miner after 42 years of service. Member of Moose Lodge 174 since 1947. He enjoyed auctions, flea marketing, playing cards and scratching lottery tickets. He especially loved spending time with his family and telling interesting stories about his life. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 146 N. Main St., Carrolltown, Pa. 15722, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Additional viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, the Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB, celebrant. Committal, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Northern Cambria. Peter’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Conemaugh Home Health, Allegheny Home Health and St. Benedict Manor for their wonderful care. (www.stevensfh.com)
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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