June Marie Gaeto

Date of Death: 1/1/2018

June Marie Gaeto

June 9, 1926 – January 1, 2018

June Marie Gaeto, 91, Altoona, passed away Monday at her residence.  She was born in Flinton, daughter of the late William Nelson and Lillian (Davis) Nelson. She married Vincent P. Gaeto, Sr. in 1946 at the St. George Catholic Church in Patton, PA.  He preceded her in death on November 27, 1976.

Surviving are six children: Marjorie (David) Claar of Hollidaysburg, Susan (Ronald) McGeary of Bellwood,  Joseph (Patricia) Gaeto of Altoona, Theresa Finamore of Altoona, Mary (Alan) Dodson of Altoona and Robert (Lori) Gaeto of Altoona; ten grandchildren:  Mark and Sara McGeary,  Joseph, Patrick, Matthew and John Gaeto, John Finamore and Stephanie Rolfe, and Alan and Katlyn Dodson; six great-grandchildren:  Gabrielle, Zachary , Anthony and Kelsey McGeary, and Vance and Penelope Finamore; a sister: Elaine Kutch; and a daughter-in-law:  Rebecca Gaeto.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Thomas Gaeto in 1985, Vincent P. Gaeto, Jr. in 2008 and James Gaeto in 2013;   a brother, William; two sisters: Betty Heberlig and Carol Rickard and a daughter-in-law  Mary Beth Gaeto.

June was a 1943 graduate of Reade Township High school and an alumnus of the Association of Reade School.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where she was a member of the Christian Mothers.  She enjoyed flowers, baking, sewing and cooking. Her greatest joy was in raising her children and grandchildren in a Christian home.

Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church by Father Dennis Kurdziel. Committal will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Patton.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, PA  16601.


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