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Genevieve Irene Pettinato

January 25, 1925 — April 12, 2024

Etters

Genevieve Irene Pettinato

Genevieve Irene Shembeda Pettinato, 99, of Etters, PA slipped peacefully away in the early 
morning hours of April 12, 2024 at Celebration Villa, Dillsburg, PA.


She was born in Bradford, PA on January 25,1925. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary 
Shembeda. She graduated from St. Bernard’s school and attended and graduated from beauty 
school in Buffalo, NY. 


On June 19,1948 she married Joseph Anthony Pettinato who proceeded her in death.
She loved trying new cookies recipes and different desserts, was an avid card player and loved 
going to the casino.


She is survived by her five children: Michael (Kathleen) Pettinato of Maricopa, AZ, Mary (Dale) 
Pettinato Cook of Etters, PA, Stephen (Deborah) Pettinato of Bradford, PA, Mark (Karen Haven) 
Pettinato of Bradford, PA and Cynthia (Victor) Pettinato Vena of St. Petersburg, FL, seven 
grandchildren: Aaron (Tiffany) Pettinato, Meaghan (Cain ‘O Donnabhain) Pettinato, William 
(Staci) Howard, Angella (Norm Fromm) Howard, Nathaniel (Elissa) Pettinato, Sarah (David) 
Pettinato Peterson, Joseph (Rachael) Pettinato, fourteen great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild

.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister and four 
brothers.


At the family’s request there will be a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am, Friday, May 31, 2024, followed by Mass at St. Francis of Assisi of Bradford, PA.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to the PA Association for 
the Blind, https://www.pablind.org/ 


Upcoming Services

Visitation

Friday, May 31, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Church

15 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701

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Mass

Friday, May 31, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

15 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701

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