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Kathleen Rafferty, 90 – “Grammerz” Loved Word Searches, Making Pierogies

kathleen rafferty obituary

Kathleen Rafferty, 90, Frackville, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Frackville, she was a daughter of the late William and Julia Stank Robbins.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville.

Kathleen was known to many as Grammerz and enjoyed spending her time with family. She loved doing word search books and spending time in the kitchen making pierogies.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, William Schappell in 1974 and Donald Rafferty in 1999; her two sons: William and Ronald Schappell; her sister Jeanette Stickler; her two brothers: James and Gerald Robbins.

Kathleen is survived by her daughter Trish and her husband Paul Yagielniskie, Frackville; her five grandchildren: Heather Radar, William Schappell, Jenna Lindenmuth, Ashley and Scott Yagielniskie; her four great-grandchildren, her beloved dog, Linnie and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 22 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish (St. Ann’s) at 49 N. Line Street Frackville with pastor, Rev. Brian Miller as the celebrant. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

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