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Catherine D. Paccio, Susquehanna, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, two days shy of her 91st birthday.

She was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Siegel) Pitt.

Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Anthony M. Paccio on April 14, 1971; daughter, Mary Ann Herbert on January 18, 1972; a stepfather, Edward George; three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by a son, Richard Paccio, Susquehanna; two daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Stephen Grausgruber, Susquehanna, Tonya and Robert Romanofski, Susquehanna; granddaughter, Jennifer Herbert Bixby, who always attended to her Gram’s needs; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Catherine was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church of Susquehanna and St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society. She worked for Susquehanna Community High School and WBNG TV station in Binghamton, NY before her retirement. Catherine loved to travel, make crafts and play cards. Her children and grandchildren were the recipients of homemade afghans made with much love and prayers. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to  many and will be deeply missed by all.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, Marc 15 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church in Susquehanna where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Albert Leonard. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery in Susquehanna.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Shah and all his caring staff with her frequent visits to the Health Center and to Courtney McGee from the Office of the Aging, Barnes-Kasson Health Staff, Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility, especially Catherine Miller and the dedicated nurses and caring staff that treated Mom with so much love and devotion.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, 101 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Keith "Budda" Stone, 51, Ararat, PA, died Friday evening, March 14, 2008 at home after an illness, surrounded by family and friends. His wife is the former Deneen Caccese.

Born in Susquehanna, he was the son of Donald and Barbara Wilkins Stone of Thompson. He was a member of the Thompson United Methodist Church, and a graduate of Susquehanna Community High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of the V.F.W., Susquehanna. Prior to his illness, he was a self-employed truck driver.

He leaves behind many friends from the Coast Guard, Hydropower, Elk Mountain Motor Cross Racing, Late Model Racing, trucking and the motorcycle gang, now known as Arlo's Angels is Legit and his circle of friends, Jim, Jake, Sam, Larry, Ronnie B., Joe and Ken.

Also surviving are a son, Matt Stone, Union Dale; a daughter, Erin States and her husband Joe, Springville; twin grandsons, Parke and Dakota States, Springville. His siblings are Myrl Stone and wife Carol, Maryland; Lorraine Anderson and husband Dennis, New York; Warren Stone and wife Delores, Thompson; Janice McCorkle and husband Bud, McKeesport; Donna Passetti and husband Richard, Thompson; and Glen Stone and wife Sharon, Thompson; also his in-laws, Michael Masters, Rush Twp.; William Lewis, Rush Twp.; Mark Masters, Oakdale; Linda Elder and husband Dave, North Carolina; Leslie Wise and husband Greg, PA; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Also, his caregiver, Beth Callahan, known as "#2", of South Gibson.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday in the Jones and Brennan Funeral Home, Forest City, celebrated by the Rev. Lloyd Canfield, pastor of the Thompson United Methodist Church. Interment, Ararat Cemetery.

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