This page is dedicated to informing our parishioner’s of recent death’s within our parish. The parish community of St. Joan of Arc extends our deepest sympathies to the families & friends of these individuals.
Estenio J. Rossi, 94, of Hershey, passed away on September 10, 2019. Surviving is his son, Kevin J. Rossi; brother, Albert (Dolores) Rossi; sister, Amelia "Mickey" Verrazzani, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9:00am -10:30am, in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. in Hershey immediately followed by Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11:00 am in St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. Interment will follow in the Hershey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hershey Food Bank, 120 East Derry Road Hershey, PA 17033 or the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society & Museum, 40 Northeast Dr., Hershey, PA 17033. To read the full obituary and share condolences with the family please visit www.hooverfuneralhome.com www.pennlive.com/obits
Judith ("Judy") Ellen Yupcavage, of Hershey, died September 10, 2019, at the age of 73. She was born August 14, 1946, in Pottsville, PA to Elizabeth "Betty" Loftus Kerwick and James Edmund Kerwick. Judy graduated with high honors from Nativity B.V.M. in Pottsville in 1964 and then attended Immaculata College in Washington, D.C. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her quick sense of humor, effortless beauty, firm convictions, a passion for social justice and of course, her signature pearls. While her career began as an investigative journalist and then editor at the Pottsville Republican newspaper, her legacy will be forever grounded in the work she performed to impact the lives of women, children, and victims of domestic violence at the local, statewide and national levels. Her notable achievements during her 27-year career as the Director of Public Policy and Communications at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) include significant contributions to building the statewide network of services for victims; writing and advocating for policies and legislation offering lifesaving options for victims; publishing critical materials and public education reports such as the Annual Homicide Report; and offering her personal support and guidance to countless families of murdered victims. Judy's career inspired many and changed the world for those who needed it most. Her mentoring of the next generation of advocates for victims will also impact families in need for years to come. She will be fondly remembered by co-workers as a renowned baker, a fashion role model, and a quick and marvelous wit. Never one to pass up an adventure or a spontaneous trip, Judy zip-lined high above the trees in the Rocky Mountains, rafted down the Colorado River, bicycled down steep ski slopes in summer, climbed Mount Washington in New Hampshire on her 55th birthday, parasailed above the Atlantic Ocean, and rode some pretty wild rollercoasters on summer evenings at Hershey Park. A highlight of her travels is when she found a pink antique porcelain chandelier at a market in Provence, France and managed to bring it home in multiple pieces and had it successfully reassembled. It proudly hangs above her kitchen sink. Even at the height of her illness, she frequently traveled to Denver to be close to her grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to make them homemade pancakes (as she insisted on making everything from scratch). Most of all, Judy deeply loved her family and would travel near and far to attend recitals, plays, sporting events and weddings. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved son Benjamin. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jan Yupcavage of Hershey, son James Yupcavage of New York, NY, whom she was so proud of, daughter Bridget Farley and son-in-law Conor Farley of Denver, Colo. and "three of the greatest grandchildren ever" Benjamin, John and Anna Farley of Denver, who affectionally called her "JuJu." In addition, her sisters Janey Lohr (widow of Robert Lohr) of Johnstown and Linda Eckenrode (Jack) of Madison, CT and her brother James Kerwick (Pat) of Cressona as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins whom she cherished. Judy handled her sarcoma cancer diagnosis and illness with dignity, courage and grace during her four years of treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The Yupcavage family would like to thank all of their family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors for their tireless support and love as they faced many challenging moments and this final heartbreaking loss. Knowing that she has had such a tremendous impact on all those whom she encountered throughout life has brought them tremendous comfort.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 13th, 6-8 pm at the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory in Hershey with Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated on Saturday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey. Interment will immediately follow in the Hershey Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ben Yupcavage Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 502 Hershey, PA 17033. www.pennlive.com/obits
Richard A. Cappelli, 82, of Hershey, passed away at Hershey Medical Center on September 9, 2019. Rich was born in Hershey on June 13, 1937, the son of the late Emolo and Helen (Menicheschi) Cappelli. He was a graduate of Hershey high school and Penn State University. He enjoyed his teaching career for 37 years in Mechanicsburg PA. Rich married Sandra Brown at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, in White Oak Maryland, On September 27 1969. He was a member of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Hershey. Rich was always proud of his Italian heritage and is featured in the WITF production of "Growing Up in Hershey." His friends and family will miss his kind spirit and his jovial personality. Rich's likability transcends across every generation. Rich is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Cappelli, son, R. Craig Cappelli, daughter, Claudia Cappelli (Matt Powell), and four grandchildren, Trent Cappelli, Ava Cappelli, Claire Powell and Jackson Powell; and sister, Elaine (Cappelli) Wickard.
The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Hershey. The family will receive guests after the mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Saint Joan of Arc Parish or Mohler Senior Center in Hershey. www.pennlive.com/obits
Katherine M. "Kitty" (Curry) Fratti, 93, of Elizabethtown, formerly a 45-year resident of Hershey, passed away on August 25, 2019 at the Masonic Village. She was born on June 30, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late John and Rose (Lynch) Curry. Katherine graduated from Danville High School in 1944 and the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing in 1947. She retired from the Lebanon VA Medical Center in 1977 and the Hershey Medical Center in 1997. Katherine was very active during her high school years in many clubs and activities. She was a member of the Debate club, Le Tresor Yearbook Staff, and also sang in the mixed chorus. She was also active in sports as a Varsity cheerleader and Varsity basketball player. Katherine was a dedicated and hardworking nurse for most of her life, serving her patients with great care and compassion. With that same gracious and kind demeanor, she raised three children and was a grandmother to four grandchildren. Her great loves included cruises to Bermuda and traveling the country, often times to the seashore which was her favorite spot. She was an avid reader and an enthusiastic supporter and friend of the Hershey Public Library. She cared deeply for her family and was so grateful to raise her children in the town of Hershey. Katherine is survived by a son, John P. Fratti of Hummelstown; daughter, Kathi (Chris) Noyes of Seabrook, TX; daughter, Carol (John Jr.) Kinloch of Ellicott City, MD; grandchildren, Katherine & William Noyes, and Ryan & Joshua Kinloch; brothers James Curry and Martin Curry and many nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Nello J. Fratti in January of 2018, brothers, John M. Curry, Jr., Jerome Curry; and a sister Eleanor M. Curry.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, in the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 88 Lucy Ave., Hershey; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 AM in the St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Ave., Hershey. A reception for friends and family will follow at the Hershey Italian Lodge. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery. The family requests donations in her memory can be made to the Hershey Library Endowment Trust, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033. Checks should be made payable to: Hershey Library Endowment Trust; Memo field: Katherine Fratti Memorial. www.pennlive.com/obits
Obituary of Richard SettinoRichard Settino, 90, of Hummelstown, and formerly of Steelton, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at home. Born on July 6, 1929 in Steelton, the son of the late Rocco and Maria Carricato Settino.
Richard was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he worked 42 years in the Rail Mill. He was a veteran of US Army and served during the Korean War. During his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and competitive archery. He was a lifelong Notre Dame fan.
He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey and also a member of the Hershey Italian Lodge, Rutherford VFW, and Lawnton American Legion.
Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty (Brandt) Settino and his second wife, Bonnie (Dougas) Settino. Surviving are his sons, Dr. David Lee Settino and wife, Anita and Michael A. Settino and wife, Denise; his step-son, Michael Dougas and his step-daughter, Stephanie Harper and husband, Thomas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Donna Yazinski, Antonio LiBrandi, Sarah Harper, Meghan Settino and Alyson Settino, as well as his great grandchildren, Mariah LiBrandi, Matthew Marinak, Lauren Yazinski, and Alyssa Yazinski.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11:00 am in St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Ave., Hershey with Rev. Kenneth Roth, Parochial Vicar, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in his church. Arrangements are being handled by Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Steelton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joan of Arc Parish, 359 W. Areba Ave., Hershey, PA 17033 (make a contribution here) or Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.
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Judith A. Hill Blouch, 66, of Hummelstown, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. Born in Colver on July 12, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Gene and Mary Howell Hill. Judy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had worked for the Sunny Day Daycare, Hummelstown, and was a former Nurse's Aide at the Leader Nursing Home. Judy graduated in 1971 from Lower Dauphin High School. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey. Judy enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, and shooting guns, but most important to her was spending time with her grandchildren. Judy was the widow of Richard "Rick" K. Blouch who passed away February 14, 2018. Judy is survived by three daughters, Marissa Blouch of Hummelstown, Stephanie Forney wife of Dan of Bressler, and Kristin Birge wife of Greg of Jacksonville, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Dylan Lavalle of Hummelstown, Dana, Ellory, Magnus, and Aderyn Forney of Bressler, and Bryce and Colton Birge of Jacksonville, Alabama, one brother, Joe Hill husband of Beth of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and three sisters, Jeannie Walker of Castle Rock, Colorado, Annie Enterline wife of Scott of Grantville, and Patricia Willard wife of Wynn of St. Petersburg, Florida; father-in-law, Charles M Blouch of Palmyra; sisters-in-law, Donna Redman of Hummelstown and Debora A. Messner wife of Anthony of Palmyra and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 11 AM in St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, with The Rev. Fr. Alfred P. Sceski, as celebrant. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. A viewing will be held on Friday in the church from 10 AM until the time of the service. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or to the Disabled American Veterans, 4219 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com
Mae was born on February 27, 1916 and passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Mae was a resident of Pennsylvania at the time of passing.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11 AM in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery.
Send condolences via the online guest book at www.hooverfuneralhome.com Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:00 AM St. Joan of Arc Church 359 West Areba Avenue Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 Video: Image: Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Confirm.
In lieu of flowers, Mae requested memorial contributions be made to: Heart of the Parish Fund, c/o St. Joan of Arc Church 359 W. Areba Ave. Hershey, PA 17033. Make a contribution here.
Samuel J. DeAngelis, 97, of Hershey, passed away on May 29, 2019 in the Hershey Medical Center.
He was born September 28, 1921 in Hershey, a son of the late Domenico and Genoveffa (Quaglia) DeAngelis. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Edna and Alba as well as his eleven siblings. He is survived by his close nephew, James DeAngelis of Hershey as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Sam was a World War II Navy Veteran, an owner of the former DeAngelis Restaurant in Hershey, member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey and the Areba Club. He had also belonged to the Hershey Lions Club and Hershey Rotary Club.
Services will be held in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Hershey on Monday, June 3rd at 2:30pm. The family will begin receiving guests at 1:30pm. Private interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Harrisburg.
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