Mary Frances Panasci

November 12, 1938 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 82)


Mary Frances Panasci, 82 of Johnstown died on December 15, 2020 at Cambria Care Center. Born November 12, 1938 in Franklin Boro, daughter of John and Frances (O’Saben) Sheehan.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband Sante’ A. Panasci and son Joseph J. Polca.

Survived by children; Deane Davis, Sandra Maydak, Carol Panasci (Robert  Oldham), Angela Rosage (Christopher), Kathleen Williams (Michael), and Sante’ Panasci II (Melissa) and grandchildren; David, Dana, Scott, Alicia, Katrina, Anthony, Kyle, Hope, Shawn, Christopher, Joshua, Selena, Jacob, Nicholas, Samantha, Michael, Alyssa, Brooke, Araya and Dylan; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mary graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School class of 1957. She was a member of Joseph Johns Lodge #214 of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

She was a homemaker, enjoyed dancing, water walking at the YMCA with her late husband, shopping with her daughters, reading and sewing. She was a loving mother, grandmother and gigi, with an awesome sense of humor. As an only child, she had always wanted a large family, which she considered her greatest blessing and achievement. She was the glue and the true matriarch of the family. Her passing leaves a large hole in all our hearts.

Proverbs 31:31 “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:30 PM at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Very Rev. James F. Crookston. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown.

Social distancing and facial coverings required.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.

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Memorial Service
April 16, 2021

1:30 PM
St. John Gualbert Cathedral
117 Clinton Street
Johnstown, PA 15901


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