Obituary Notice: Margaret H. Pontillo

Margaret H. Pontillo, 97, of Clearfield died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. She was born May 14, 1915, a daughter of the late Tony and Tressa (Lombardo) Castagnolo.

Mrs. Pontillo was a homemaker after being employed at the former GC Murphy Co. earlier in her life.  She was a graduate of Clearfield Area High School.

She was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield.

She is survived by her daughter, Louise Hershberger and her husband, Steve of Mantua, OH; her son, Eugene Pontillo and his wife Pamela of Falls Church, VA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pontillo on June 6, 2002 and whom she wed July 7, 1941 in St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister; her sister, Mary Tressa Castagnolo; and her brother, Joseph A. Castagnolo.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield with Msgr. H. Desmond McGee Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.

Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Catholic Church, 212 S. Front St., Clearfield, PA 16830 or to the Clearfield Foundation for Health – Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.

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