M. Eileen Garbarino, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Silver Creek Terrace and Kersey, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born February 15, 1921, in Kersey, daughter of the late Fred and Catherine Graney Dollinger. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey Schools.  Eileen was a former employee of Sylvania and the former A & P, Brown’s Boot Shop, Kanter’s Store, and she retired from Mullaney’s Shoe Store.

On October 14, 1942, in the St. Boniface Church, she married William M. Garbarino, who preceded her in death on December 13, 1995.

Eileen is survived by a daughter, Marguerite Garbarino of Kersey; two sons, Ret. Maj. William M. Garbarino, Jr. of Ft. Pierre, FL and John M. Garbarino and his wife Diane of Kersey; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Jean Martin of Frederick, MD and Dorothy Rinnie and her husband Bill of Houston, TX; and by two sisters-in-law, Mae Dollinger of Florida and Ceila Waringa of Clarion.

In addition to her husband and parents, Eileen was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. “Rusty” Garbarino; a sister, Kathleen Caliandro; four brothers, Msgr. John Dollinger, William Dollinger, Jerome Dollinger, and Robert Dollinger; two daughters-in-law, Arlene Garbarino and Gogie Garbarino; and by a sister-in-law, Mary Dollinger.

Eileen was a member of the St. Boniface Church, where she enjoyed singing in the church choir.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501-1920, or to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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Marita Keane, a resident of Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield, and formerly of 122 Sara Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home.

She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of the late James E. and Harriet C. Fitzpatrick Keane. She was a graduate of Catholic High School in Harrisburg, St. Joseph’s University, and she attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.  She earned her Master’s Degree from Iona College.  She was a resident of St. Marys since 1972.  Marita was a social worker at the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and retired from Dickinson Mental Health as a family counselor.  She was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

She is survived by her nieces, Ann Gahr and Jane Millar; a nephew, Bob Perneski; and by great nieces and nephews, Tim, Sarah, Marta, and Graham.

In addition to her parents, Marita was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Perneski. She was the last member of her immediate family.

There will be no visitation.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in New Cumberland, PA. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Harrisburg.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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