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Rosanne (Ciccarella) Shinn

Dec. 19, 1957 – July 26, 2015

Rosanne Shinn, 57, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Ciccarella. She married Don Shinn in October 2005 in Altoona.

Surviving are her loving husband; two stepchildren: Brenda Miller and Scott Yohn, both of Altoona; three step-grandchildren: Kevin Yohn and Kayle and Kyle Miller; two sisters: Joann Brown and husband, Kaye, of Altoona and Anna Priel and husband, Alex, of Hollidaysburg; two brothers: Donald Ciccarella and Richard Ciccarella and wife, Linda, all of Altoona; many nieces and nephews; and her very special dog, Balley.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Gray.

Rosanne was a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and Altoona School of Commerce. She had worked for Airwalk Shoes and retired from Veeder-Root Co. She enjoyed football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, and playing with all her nieces and nephews. She had a deep love for all of her family and a special love for people, and she will be sadly missed by all.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 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, July 30, 2015, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

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