Katherine S. Gerard, 100, Ellwood City, formerly of Beaver Falls, passed away peacefully, early Thursday morning at Carriage Court Assisted Living (formerly known as Carriage Manor).
Born on March 14, 1922, in New Brighton, she was the daughter of the late Carl Frank Rocco and Lena Pomanella. Katherine was a caterer and worked for Logan’s Store in Beaver Falls before retiring. She was a member of the St. Monica Parish, loved to cook, spend time with her family, and could spend hours building puzzles.
In addition to her parents, Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, Dominic Gerard; one infant brother, and brother, Carl Frank Rocco, Jr.; one infant sister and sisters, Nancy McCann, Rose Marie DeGennaro, and Caroline Dillen; niece, Kathy Hummel; 4 great-nieces; 2 great-nephews; and lifelong friends, Mr., and Mrs. Albert Mangelli.
She is survived by nieces, Rose Ann Moore, Sue Best, Nita Barnes, Matilda Krenke, Marilyn Vinch, Julie Vurdelja, and Kathy Francona; nephews, Steve, Anthony, Carmen, Frank, and Dominic DeGennaro, and Louie Dillen; as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 8:00 until time of prayers at 9:20 AM in the HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.- 3801 4TH Avenue, College Hill, www.hillandkunselman.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM in the St. Monica Roman Catholic Church- 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Township, with Fr. Naugle as celebrant.
Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
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