Mary E. Piganelli, 91, of 906 High St., passed away Saturday (Feb. 18, 2012) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born March 4, 1920, in Rovne, Czechoslovakia, she was the oldest of 10 children born to the late John and Zuzanna Lukacova Pehonsky. On July 29, 1939, by Monsignor David Hickey, in St. Bernard Church, she married John J. Piganelli Sr., who died on July 21, 2003.
Mrs. Piganelli attended Bradford area schools and retired from W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. She was an active member of the Greater Bradford Senior Center, and a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run.
She was an avid golfer and past member of the Pine Acres Country Club, where she won several Ladies Championships and recorded two "holes in one."
She is survived by one daughter, Jean (Anthony) Reese of Bradford; two sons, Joseph (Debbie) M. Piganelli of Bradford, and John J. (Starr) Piganelli of Linden, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Mark Piganelli, John Paul Piganelli, Lisa Thomson, Jason Reese, Meredith Piganelli, Cyle Piganelli and Tayln Piganelli; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Piganelli, Amara Thomson, Ashleigh Thomson, Evan Piganelli and Andrew Piganelli; four great-great-grandchildren, Stephen Piganelli, Mackenzie Piganelli, Jorden Piganelli and Brayden Piganelli; three sisters, Pauline Dudo of Bradford, Sue Lowe of Land-o-Lakes, Fla., and Margaret Sutterlin of New Port Richey, Fla.; two brothers, Andrew Pehonsky of Bradford, and Joseph Pehonsky of Los Angeles, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anne Hrenko and Helen Costello; two brothers, Michael P. Pehonsky Sr. and John Pehonsky; and a great-grandson, Stephen Piganelli.
Family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Lewis Run, with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Greater Bradford Senior Center; St. Bernard Church Restoration Fund; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2012