Kathryn M. Longhi

Kathryn M. Longhi, 88, of St. Marys, PA (formerly of Kersey), passed away Monday, February 9, 2015, after a brief stay at Elk Haven Nursing Home.  Born is St. Marys on July 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary DiLullo Assalone of Weedville.

On October 29, 1949, in the St. Joseph’s Church in Force, she married Angelo H. “Bear” Longhi, who preceded her in death on October 16, 2007.

Kathryn was the mother of Richard Longhi of Kersey; Carol Longhi and Peter Evert (with whom she resided for the past seven years); and Patricia (Gary) Mulcahy of Saginaw, MI.  She was the grandmother of Michael and Renee Longhi and Mitchell Mulcahy.

Kathryn is survived by four sisters, Rose Puncheon of State College, Minnie (Paul) Leonard of Weedville, Naomi Seelye of St. Marys, and Betty (Bob) Catalone St. Marys.  She is also survived by four sisters-in-law, Sandra Assalone of St. Marys, Minnie Assalone of Weedville, Shirley Assalone of Weedville, and Ann (Richard) Lenox of Kersey; and by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lena Dezanet, Esther Cheslock, and Theresa Naugle; and three brothers, Mike, Tommy, and Chick Assalone.

Kathryn was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville Schools.  She worked at Powdered Metal Products for 20 years and retired in 1987.  She was also a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Rosary Society.  Kathryn will be dearly missed by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday morning from 8:30 until 9:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Adult Day Care, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846.

Karen Laird February 11, 2015 at 9:20 am

Carol, Peter and all the Longhi families,
Our most sincere condolences to all of you. She was a wonderful lady and it was such a difficult time for her to have to deal with her illness. She did it with grace and smiles. How lucky you were to have had her all these years. God bless her and welcome her home.
Karen and Tom

David and Doll Fox February 11, 2015 at 9:25 am

Longhi Family: We are very sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. Kay worked for me and was always a devoted and conscientious employee. The love for her family was very evident from our conversations. Sorry, we won’t be able to attend her service, but know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Deb Dubler February 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. I enjoyed spending time with her at the Adult Day Center, she was so full of fun. I will always remember the laughs and the fun that we shared. I am very thankful for having the opportunity to have Kathryn in my life. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Love, Deb

Bill and Ellen Pichler February 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

To Carol, Peter and family:
Offering our sincere condolences in the passing of your mother.
Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers.

Bronwen Bullers February 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Patty, Carol and Richard, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kay was such a great lady and will be missed dearly. Love, Bronwen.

Don & Ellie Asti February 11, 2015 at 7:11 pm

We were sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I can’t think of another person who was so dedicated in taking care of their parent. You did not let your own every day physical pain stand in the way taking care of her. You truly are a very special loving and caring daughter.
Don & Ellie

Mary Ellen Badeau February 14, 2015 at 11:09 am

Carol, Rich and family,
My sincere sympathy to all of you. Your mother was a dear and gracious lady. I always enjoyed talking to her when she still lived in Kersey. Take care and God bless.
Mary Ellen

Mr. & Mrs bob Haberberger February 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Carol, Peter and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Carol’s mom was a lovely lady and we always enjoyed visiting with her when we ran into you. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Gary and Eileen Millsop February 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I know this is a rough time for all of you but know you are in everyone’s thoughts and prayers.

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