Arletta (Haggerty) Colonna

Born: Thu., Jun. 25, 1931
Died: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
Location: Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: St. Monica Catholic Parish

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H. Arletta Colonna       

Formerly of Chippewa Township


H. Arletta Colonna, 87, of Zelienople, formerly of Chippewa Twp., died February 27, 2019 at Passavant Retirement Community.

Born June 25, 1931 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Coletta Haggerty.  Arletta was a graduate of Monaca High School and was employed as an office administrator at The Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Co. prior to her May 1954 marriage to her late husband, Renald L. Colonna. After two years in Las Cruces NM during Renald’s service with the US Army, Arletta and her husband settled in Beaver Falls where they raised their three sons.

Arletta and her husband were founding members of St. Monica Roman Catholic Church. She was active with the Ladies Guild and other parish activities. She was an active supporter of Blackhawk School District sports and booster programs and was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Arletta was preceded in death by her twin sister, Arlaine Haffey.

She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Renald W. and Jan Lori Colonna of Flatrock, MI, Kenneth M. and Debra Colonna of Broomfield, CO, Keith A. and Ellen B. Colonna of Cranberry Twp PA; her sister Evelyn Schmid; six grandchildren, Kevin Colonna and wife Cindy, Sean, Nicholas, Chelsea, Keith Jr. and Rachel Colonna; two great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Abigail Colonna; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Hill and Kunselman Funeral Home,, 3801 Fourth Ave, College Hill, Beaver Falls, where prayers will be recited on Thursday March 7 at 9:15 a.m. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Monica Parish in Chippewa Township with Father Kim J. Schreck as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Twp.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to The Lutheran Senior Life Foundation, 105 Burgess Dr. Zelienople PA 16063.



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Louis Ross
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
Rennie and the Colonna family,
Our sincere condolences and prayers sent to you at the passing of your Mother. We are so sorry for your loss.
Lou, Dave, Mike and Joe Ross and families

Cynthia Allan
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
My dear cousins,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a real treasure; a truly beautiful person. I wish there were words to say how sad her passing is. I know your Aunt Evelyn feels the same way. My prayers for you to find peace and healing.
Love, Cynthia

Brook Swinston
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Keith and Ellen,
Lin and I are saddened by the news of your Mom’s passing, such a woman of vitality who drove her community and made a great household for you and your brothers.
May you find comfort in the Lord’s warm embrace in heaven for her and that she can meet once again with your father.

With sincere condolences,

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