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Louise J. DeBernardis

Jan. 14, 1913 – Aug. 30, 2015

Louise J. DeBernardis, 102, Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center, passed away Sunday at the center.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Giovanni and Theresa (Rubino) DeBernardis.

Surviving are a beloved sister-in-law, Erma M. DeBernardis; a brother, Alfred DeBernardis of Silver Spring, Md.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Albert, Joseph and Angelo.

Louise retired in 1980 from Gable's Department Store with 50 years of service as manager of the Receiving Department. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, and she enjoyed gardening, baking and spending time with her family.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In memory of Louise, donations may be given to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602, or to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 512 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201.