Catherine "Kitty" Braun of Penn Lake, White Haven died peacefully Monday morning surrounded by loving family at Geisinger Wilkes Barre Hospice Healthcare.
Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary Barletta Verano and was a graduate of Hazleton High School. Catherine was employed prior to retiring in the garment industry and was a member of St. Patrick's Church, White Haven.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 1988. Also, preceded in death were sisters Rose, Anne, and Theresa and brothers Richard, Joseph, and Frank.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Marie Iafratto, White Plains, NY. Also surviving are nieces Patricia Wisemiller, Dianne Levandoski, Joanne Hornick, Marcella Malega, and Suzanne Iafratto, along with one nephew Richard Verano.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:15am at the Lehman Family Funeral Home, 403 Berwick Street, White Haven with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30am in St. Patrick's Church, 411 Allegheny Street, White Haven. Reverend John F. McHale will officiate. Interment will be in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven.
Friends may call from 8:30am until 9:15am at the funeral home.