Catherine Chiccini, age 93, of Port Carbon passed away peacefully, into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022.
Born in St. Clair on October 11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Kipling and Elizabeth (Bell) Strausser. She was one of 14 children.
She attended St. Mary's grade school, St. Clair, and St. Stephen's High School in Port Carbon. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair and a previous member of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon. Catherine loved gardening and taking care of her flowers. She loved her dog Riley and previous dogs, Mickey and Poochie. She loved anyone to visit her at anytime. She especially loved Christmas when her family would visit. She had a house full, but loved every minute of the day. Hr family was her life. She had a special devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George (Chuck) Chiccini in 1988, a daughter Roseann Chiccini Hughes in 1980, a sister Jane Mooney, and brothers: John, Bob, Bert, Ron, Ned, and Billy.
Surviving are five sons: George, Mechanicsville, Nick and Richard, both of Port Carbon, Mark, husband of Judy, St. Clair, and Michael, husband of Robin, Landisburg. seven daughters: Rita Murray, wife of Danny, Orwigsburg, Nancy Miske, wife of Randy, Orwigsburg, Barbara Walsh, wife of Jack, Frackville, Paula Maley, wife of John, Port Carbon, Lisa Conville, wife of Jim, Port Carbon, Cathy Manning, companion of Ed Maige, Pottsville, and Marie Galuska, Seltzer. God truly blessed Catherine with 13 children, 28 grandchildren, 40 great- grandchildren, 2 brothers: Jim and Dave Strausser, both of Port Carbon, 4 sisters: Nancy Zimmerman, Beth Runkle, and Mary Flanagan, all of Port Carbon and Sally Yeager, Seltzer, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by everyone. God Bless You, we love you.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair at 11AM on Thursday, May 26th, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.
Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday morning from 9-11AM at the Church.
Interment will be held private for the family in the Queen of the Universe Cemetery in Pottsville.
The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. www.robertaevansjrfh.com
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