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Jean E. "Jennie" Katakowski of Sharon passed away peacefully at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 91.
Ms. Katakowski was born July 21, 1926, in Farrell, a daughter of Alexander and Anna Katakowski. She was a 1944 alumna of Farrell High School and a 1947 graduate of St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Youngstown. Jennie remained at St. Elizabeth's where she worked as a pediatric nurse for 29 years.
She was a lifelong active member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Sharon, where she served as a lecturer.
Surviving are: three generations of nieces and nephews, most of whom originated in Michigan, and many others who originated in the Shenango Valley.
Besides her parents, Jennie was preceded in death by: two sisters, Sophie A. Katakowski and Helen Betchie; four brothers, Frank, Joseph, Adam and Walter Katakowski; and two nephews, Joseph "Butch" Katakowski and Robert Katakowski.  

Jean E. "Jennie," 91, of Sharon.
Visitation: Private. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Private Funeral Mass of Christian burial in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Sharon.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. 
Published on August 28, 2017
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