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Catherine L. Biondi, 98, of New Castle passed away the evening of Jan. 21, 2018, at Avalon Nursing Home.
Born on Nov. 3, 1919, in Brent, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Amelia Gianni.
On Oct. 16, 1941, she married her beloved husband, Albert Biondi, and the two of them spent over 44 years together until he preceded her in death on March 19, 1986.
After 19 years of working, Catherine retired as a nurse's aide for the Pediatric Department of St. Francis Hospital of New Castle. She was a member of St. Vitus Church and belonged to the Ladies Guild.
Catherine is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Biondi D'Errico of New Castle; grandchildren, Perry Biondi, Nicole Vitale, Arin Biondi, Anthony D'Errico and Nicholas Biondi; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Perry Biondi and Nicholas Biondi; granddaughter, Amy Lynn Biondi; five brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. A procession will leave the funeral home Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Vitus Church, officiated by Father William Siple.
Interment will take place in St. Vitus Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Catherine and Amy Lynn Biondi's honor to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1 Children's Hospital Drive, Central Plant 43440, 1 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on January 22, 2018
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