Deborah L. Catanzaro, 59, of East Berlin, and formerly of Carbondale, died Thursday at Hanover Hospital, Hanover. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Catanzaro, who died on Oct. 18, 2008.
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Born Nov. 7, 1953, in Rahway, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Mildred Whittam Keenan.
She enjoyed traveling, attending fairs and shopping. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was dedicated to raising her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by three loved and cherished daughters, Annette Murphy and husband, Bennie, Harrington, Del.; Tammy Prebich and husband, James, East Berlin; and Michelle Catanzaro and companion, Afro Josefino, Harrisburg; nine grandchildren, Alexa, James Jr., Alyssa, Archie, Daniel, Yasmin, Bennie Jr., Aracelli and Lucius; a great-grandson, Brayden; her stepmother, Frieda Keenan of Florida; a sister, Karen Webb, Florida; two brothers, Richard Spreen and Gray Keenan, both of Florida; many adoring nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Keenan Jr.
The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale, with Pastor Peg Knapich of Clifford & Lenoxville United Methodist churches, officiating. Entombment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
For directions, to send online condolences or to view her online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuner alhome.com.
Parise Funeral & Monument
89 Farview St. Carbondale, PA 18408
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 19, 2013