Elizabeth "Betty" J. Canterna

August 25, 1924 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Elizabeth "Betty" Canterna Obituary

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Canterna, of Freeport passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Oertel Care Center of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Jefferson Twp. She was 99 years old. Betty was born August 25, 1924 to Dominic and Isabelle (Demme) Canterna, and was a lifelong member of St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Freeport. She graduated from Freeport High School in 1941, and worked at the former Devereaux Motor Sales, Freeport after graduation, followed by employment as the Freeport Borough Secretary for 23 years, from 1975 until 1998. Betty also volunteered for many years at St. Mary’s Church, the Freeport Area Meals on Wheels, and the Four Corners Unit of the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by numerous special nieces and nephews. In addition to her volunteer work, Betty enjoyed following sports activities of her brothers, nephews, and nieces. Betty was predeceased by her parents and her brothers and their wives, Nicholas (Lucy), Charles (Margaret), Albert (Terry), Domenic (Freda), William (Jeanne) and Oland “Dodo” (Shirley), three nephews, three nieces, and a great-niece.

Betty’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Oertel Care Center at Concordia, Cabot, for their loving care

Family and friends may call from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th at the DENNIS J. DAUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 324 Fourth Street, Freeport, where Prayers of Transfer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8th followed by her Christian Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Freeport with her pastor, Reverend Richard J. Kosisko, JCL as celebrant. Committal ceremonies and burial will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life.

The family respectfully requests memorial contributions may be made to:  St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, 608 High Street, Freeport, PA 16229, Freeport Area Meals-on-Wheels, 211 Fourth Street, Freeport, PA 16229, or the Four Corners Unit of the America Cancer Society, C/O Donna Zukas, P.O. Box 4, Apollo, PA 15613.

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March 7, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dennis J. Daugherty Funeral Home
324 Fourth St.
Freeport, PA

Prayers of Transfer
March 8, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Parish
608 High Street
Freeport, PA 16229

Funeral Mass
March 8, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Parish
608 High Street
Freeport, PA 16229


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