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Kathleen R. Ferrante Feb 20, 1931 - May 07, 2017

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Bernie Morrie says:

Submitted on: May 11, 2017

She was a special woman that I am glad I got to meet. My prayers go out to her family. Blessings to you all. Love and hugs!

Kasarsky family says:

Submitted on: May 09, 2017

We are all sad for your loss and have you all in our prayers. Love, The Kasarsky family

Diane Lastowka Smith says:

Submitted on: May 09, 2017

Joe- I am deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. - Diane

Kathleen Rose (Chamberlain) Ferrante, 86, of Chester, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born and raised in Chester and attended Chester schools.

Kathleen, our Irish-English rose, was a beautiful woman whose main focus in life was the happiness of her husband and children. She was married to the late Nicholas L. Ferrante for 63 years. They were always together and loved each other dearly. Cass and Nick often took care of and watched over her maternal nieces and nephews while raising their own family of 5 children.

Kathleen was employed as a clerk in the finance department of Crozer-Chester Medical Center for 25 years before her retirement. When her sons played sports, she acted as secretary and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chester East Little League Baseball team. Kathleen was also a volunteer for the Chester Biddy League Basketball team. A member of the St. Robert’s Church Choir in the 1970’s, she was also choir secretary.

Kathleen was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Shellhamer and Edward Chamberlain and sister of the late Elizabeth Perkins.

SURVIVORS: Her thankful children: Linda Elverson (Gary), Nicholas, Christine Downey (Michael), Charles (Christine), and Joseph; a beloved niece whom she and Nicholas raised for many years: Theresa Gorman (Thomas); her grateful grandchildren: Caitlin Elverson, Christopher, Matthew, and Allison Ferrante; a special grandniece: Kathleen Aguilar (Daniel); great-grandnephew: Thomas Aguilar; siblings: Edward Chamberlain and Robert Shellhamer; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

VISITATION: Saturday from 9:15 - 10:15 am at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 1920 Providence Ave., Chester, PA. FUNERAL MASS: Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Katharine Drexel Church. BURIAL: Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 5 Valley Square, Suite 210, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or Arrangements: Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, Ltd. Condolences:

Service Location

St. Katharine Drexel Church

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Begins: May 13, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am

20th St. & Providence Ave.

Chester, PA 19013

Cemetery Location

Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery

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May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 12:15pm

1600 S. Sproul Road

Springfield, PA 19064

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