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Susan M. Castagnola

Oct. 23, 1928 - Jan. 21, 2018

Susan M. Castagnola, 89, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Sunday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Nunziato and Fortunata (Garritano) Bosso and her stepfather, the late Joseph Ferraro. On Aug. 23, 1947, she married Joseph J. Castagnola, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2010.

Surviving are two sons: Donald and wife, Karen, of Altoona and Joseph and wife, Jean, of Southport, N.C.; four grandchildren: Amy (Jarriett) Robinson, Kelly (Russell) Hardee, Andrew (Lauren) Castagnola and Adrienne (Andrew) McAleer; five great-grandchildren: Nick, Danielle, Aiden, Wesley and Austin; three sisters: Delores (Sam) Colitto of Tyrone, Marcella Garver of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Elvera Albright of Linthicum, Md.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Mollica; and a brother, Nick Bosso.

Susan was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School. She retired as a dietary supervisor for the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home after 22 years of service.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Altoona. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

Contributions in memory of Sue may be given to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602.

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