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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Carmine J. Pagano, 96, Galeton, PA

Carmine J. Pagano, 96, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, February 26, 2009, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born July 28, 1912 in Galeton, he was a son of the late Pasquale "Peter" and Grace (Martuscelli) Pagano. In November 1933 in Galeton, he married the former Rena Brambilla, who survives.

Carmine worked as a Car Foreman for the B&S, B&O, and WAG Railroads retiring in 1975. He was also the last local survivor of the B&S Railroad.

He was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton. He was a lifetime member of both the Knights of Columbus and the Galeton Moose. He enjoyed collecting coins and making wooden toys and furniture.

Surviving besides his wife of 75 years are two sons, Charles (Bonnie) Pagano, Bradford, PA, Carmine R. (Joyce) Pagano, Galeton; a daughter, Grace (William) Murray, Santa Fe, NM; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frederick Pagano, Braderton, FL, Ernest Pagano, Galeton; two sisters, Genevieve "Gennie" Tarantelli, Corning, NY, Edith Piaquadio, Galeton; a son-in-law, Richard Buck, Wellsville, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Carmine was predeceased by two daughters, Toni Huber and Carmela Buck; four brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, March 2, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton.

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