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Shirley M. Caramadre

March 20, 1937 - Sept. 16, 2019

Shirley M. Caramadre, 82, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. 

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Clarence K. and Matilda M. (Parson) Leonard and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Jessie and Carl Heiss. On Jan. 31, 1957, she married Daniel A. Caramadre, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 2009.

Surviving are a son, Philip (Annette) Caramadre of Bellwood; four daughters: Deborah (Ray) Dodson of Altoona, Diana (John) Brennan of Duncansville, Karen (Lewis) White of Altoona and Mary (James) Graham of Manheim; nine grandchildren: Angie (Ethan) Muir, Brent (Britney) Dodson, April Hillard, Cindy Brennan, Abigail White, Gerald White, Matthew White, Joshua Graham and Madison Graham; three great-grandchildren: Grayson and Myah Dodson and Avery Muir; and two sisters: Arlene Roessing of Tyrone and Betty (Ron) Dively of Altoona.

Shirley retired from the Altoona Area School District as a crossing guard, after 20 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

She volunteered at the Altoona Hospital and enjoyed roller skating.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home, and from 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the funeral home. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.