Katherine F. DelBaggio

Katherine F. DelBaggio, 95, Tipton, died Monday at her residence.

She was born in Pemberton, daughter of Peter Sr. and Nicolena (Forrest) Spanelli. She was married by Father O’Toole to Patsy J. DelBaggio on May 1, 1942, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, and Patsy preceded her in death June 12, 1985.

Surviving are two daughters: Victoria (John) Hayes of Tipton and Mary Kay (Robert) Dubetz of Cassville; a granddaughter, Bobbi Jo (Matt) Bland of Holtwood; two great-grandchildren: Mara and Paige; and a sister, Delores Patton of Tyrone.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Rose Boscaino and Lenore Mengel; a brother, Pete Spanelli Jr.; and a grandson, Joshua Hayes.

Katherine was a graduate of Tyrone High School and prior to her marriage had been employed by Big Yank Corp. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and Court St. Rita, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she enjoyed cooking, crocheting and puzzle books.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Father Jozef Kovacik officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in Katherine’s memory are requested to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1105 Cameron Ave., Tyrone, PA 16686.