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Grace Rose Coletta Freeman

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Grace Rose Coletta Freeman was born on March 28, 1929 to Vincent and Catherine Polestina Coletta at their home in Erie, Pa.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Earl Freeman; three brothers, Phillip (Violet) Coletta, Vincent (Marlene) Coletta, and Sam (Diane) Coletta; one son, David Freeman of North East; and four daughters, Doris (Sam) Conley of Erie, Ruth (Tommy) O'Donnell of Philadelphia, Bonnie (Paul) Moorhead of Erie, and Faye (Michael) Smith of Dallas, Texas; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Coletta McIntire, and a niece, Katherine Coletta Fetzner.

Grace enjoyed a lifetime of cooking and preparing meals professionally, and for shut-ins, weddings and funeral dinners. She had a passion for beauty found in all types of flowers, and recently enjoyed the sparkle of hundreds of necklaces that she made. She was a devoted, sacrificing and loving wife and mother and a truly giving friend.

Earl and Grace lived in North East for 40 years, and were very active members of Praise Cathedral, led by their shepherd and friend, Pastor Grove. They previously lived in West Springfield where they attended the Federated Church with Rev. P.H. Augustine. Her whole family has accepted Jesus as their personal Savior and will one day be seated together at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

Visitation will be held at the W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home, 92 South Lake Street, North East, PA on Wednesday, July 24, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at the Praise Cathedral, 5335 Rt. 89, North East, PA, on Thursday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or donations may be made to the Recreation Department of Ball Pavilion, whose compassionate and caring staff are unsurpassed.

Interment will be in North East Cemetery. To send condolences, please visit

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Published in the Erie Times-News on July 23, 2013