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Catherine Mary Sema
December 4, 2023
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Catherine Mary Sema, age 86, of Mahanoy City, passed away peacefully Monday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. & Catherine (Derrish) Moore. She was a 1955 graduate of Mahanoy City High School and a 1958 graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Trenton NJ and worked as a nurse for 40 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City and the Woman's Guild of the Church. She was a member of the Catholic Nurses Association. Catherine was an avid Phillies fan. She took pride in caring for her home and family. Her favorite pastimes were reading and baking especially her mother's pumpkin pie. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Michael. Children: Kathleen Wettstein, Michael Sema and his wife Tammy and Judith Illingworth and her husband John, a brother Thomas J. Moore a niece Danielle M. Moore and 8 grandchildren , 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews through marriage. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher on Thursday morning at 11 AM from St. Teresa of Calcutta Church. Interment will follow at Sky View Memorial Park in Hometown. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 AM. Contributions in her name to St. Luke's Hospice c/o 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.