Katherine Panebianco, 90, of Ponte Vedra, FL joined her husband, Albert R. Panebianco in eternal rest during the early hours of November 8, 2015. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Katherine was the daughter of Philip D'Agostino and wife Concetta Martina, who predeceased her. Following her 1947 wedding to Albert, Katherine attended Wilfred Academy of Hair & Beauty Culture, followed by a period as a hair dresser. After the birth of their first child, she spent nearly 20 years at home lovingly raising their three children. In 1971, Katherine started a part-time clerical position at the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. She was a dutiful employee for upwards of 17 years, rising to a supervisor responsible for overseeing the orders of academic materials. Katherine and her husband enjoyed spending time away from work in their home at the Jersey Shore, and with their children and grandchildren, who affectionately referred to her as ‘Mom Mom’. Katherine also crocheted and embroidered, and cooked generous meals for her family and friends; the latter of which she continued through her last days, earning her a reputation for the best Italian food in the family.In addition to her parents, Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Panebianco. Left to celebrate her memory are her children, son, Albert (Mary) Panebianco of Matthews, NC; daughters, Michele (Robert) MacDade of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Denise (Ray) Butler of Clifton Heights, PA; sister, Eleanor D'Agostino of Bridgeton, NJ; brothers, Samuel (Agnes) D'Agostino of Bridgeton, NJ, Joseph (Sue) D'Agostino of Bridgeton, NJ, Bob (Iris) D'Agostino of Katy, TX; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 21 , 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Springfield PA. Inurnment will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 E. 56th St., 8th Floor,New York, New York 10022 orwww.bcrfcure.org
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Arrangements Kovacs Funeral Home, Springfield, PA.