MARY "KASSIE" KATHRYN SACCANI April 19, 1926 -June 28, 2013 Age 87, of Murietta, California died Friday, June 28, 2013. She was born to the late John and Kathryn Donovan, April 19, 1926, in New Eagle, PA. Kassie graduated and received a BA in Education from Mount Mercy College. She married the late Walter Saccani in 1951 and they lived together in Detroit, Michigan, before relocating to Upland, CA. In early marriage, Kassie was a middle school teacher
and while raising her children she was a substitute teacher. Throughout her career she was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. She also taught remedial reading to underprivileged children in Upland and Ontario, CA. Later she was employed by Eastern Continental Airlines as an ambassador where she enjoyed traveling the globe world wide. Kassie was an active member of many things including the Catholic Church, many civic and charitable organizations, Assistance League, Women's Club, 4 Season Community by being block captain, Red Hat Society and the Sunshine Community. Kassie also loved holidays where she could be surrounded by her family and friends. Traveling, church, and her children and grandchildren were her favorite things. She is survived by her two daughters, Sally Slanker of Temecula and son-in-law Steve Slanker; grandson John Slanker; her daughter Susan Gorman of Hemet and son-in-law Frank Gorman; granddaughter Katie Gorman of Newport Beach and grandson Patrick Gorman of Hemet. Kassie will be truly missed but has left us all with wonderful memories. Mass at St. Martha's Catholic Church on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM located at 37200 Whitewood Rd., Murrieta, CA 92563. A service will follow at Riverside National Cemetery at 12:31 PM located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518.