HERMITAGE, PA. – Catherine E. Hanisko, 89, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 9, 2012, at 5:40 a.m. at the Sharon Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Hanisko was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Bellaire, Ohio the daughter of the late James and Angeline (Battistelli) Gigante.
On Aug. 9, 1975, she married John “Jerry” Hanisko, with whom she spent over 22 wonderful years before his passing on April 15, 1997.
Catherine was a 1941 alumna of Brookfield High School and went on to graduate from Paramount Beauty School in Youngstown, Ohio.
Following her graduation, she would go on to open and operate her own business, Catherine’s Beauty Shop in Masury, for more than 44 years before her retirement.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sharon, Pa., the Catholic Daughters of America, A.A.R.P. and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild.
Mrs. Hanisko is survived by sisters (twin) Annette Bell of Brookfield and Josephine Reale of Hermitage; her eight nephews; and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry; two brothers, Pat Figurella and David Gigante; and her sister, Eleanor DiMarco.
Father Henry Andrae’ will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 12, 2012, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sharon.
A procession will leave from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.
Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road in Brookfield.
Burial will be with her husband at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hermitage.
Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com
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