Catherine A. Keating, Jefferson Township and formerly of Dunmore, died Tuesday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. She and her husband, John, whom she adored, recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on September 23rd.
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Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Canio and Mary Rinaldi Verrastro, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and the Mercidian School of Nursing. Prior to retirement, Catherine was employed as an LPN in the neonatal intensive care unit of Geisinger CMC. A member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed and cherished her family, and whose compassion and kindness will always be remembered.
Also surviving are a son, William Keating and wife, Tammy; daughters, Johnine Bickauskas and husband, Darryl; and Helene Seprish; grandchildren, Billy Keating, Robert Seprish, Ryan Seprish, Samantha Keating and Kayla Bickauskas; a sister, Lucy Padula; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Catherine; and brothers, Leonard, Patrick, Domenick, Salvatore and James Verrastro.
The funeral will be Saturday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. All those attending Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery in Throop.
Arrangements under the care of the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., Dunmore. To offer the family a condolence or for further information, please visit www.dunmorefuneralhome.com.
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 31, 2013