News from San Antonio Church – November 1, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin November 1, 2020

by Terrie Evans

On this Sunday, the feast of All Saints, San Antonio Church sends its condolences to the Becker and Stagge Families on the loss of Rita Becker Stagge  on October 14th.  Rita was the Great Niece and 4th generation family member to our beloved Sr. Blandina Segale, Servant of God and the last family member to have  had personal memories of her.  Rita was 13 years old when Sr. Blandina died and  over the years kept up with  current news about her.  Rita along with the Becker and Stagge families  journeyed  to Cicagna, Italy (Birthplace of Sr. Blandina & Justina & Siblings Giacomo, Hank, Catalina, Caterina) for the July 11, 1998  dedication of the town square for Sr.  Blandina.  The square is located adjacent to the Church where Sr. Blandina (Rosa Maria Segale) was Baptized.  Rita’s  funeral mass was held at St. Vincent Ferrer and we send our prayers to  her 7 Children, their families and the many friends who mourn her passing.   

We also keep the family of Rose Ann (Palmire) Sabin in our prayers who passed away on October 18th and was buried from Our Lady of Victory Church.  Rose Ann “Hansi” was a product of the Lick Run area of South Fairmount and a descendant of early settlers, Grandparents Gennaro  & Maria (Schiavo) and her Father, Anthony Joseph Palmire who settled  next  to the historic St. Peter’s Church.  Anthony Palmire helped with the start of our church and with the guidance of Sr. Blandina, became the Chairman of the 1st San Antonio Festival in 1923.  In the early years of our church he along with Rose Ann (Hansi)  supported the  many events at San Antonio and when she married Fred (Fritz) Sabin in 1953 (67 years ago) they held their wedding at San Antonio. 

Because of their history with San Antonio Church, their Great Grandchildren (EJ, Twins Violet and Tanner) of their granddaughter Stacey and her husband, Elliot Klumb  were Baptized in our church.  Throughout her life, Hansi was a joy to be around and enjoyed keeping up with all her Panaro Cousins who will miss her.  She  leaves sons Tony  and spouse Christy, Mike and his fiancé, Amy Ferguson and Stacey’s brother, Grandson Jeff, spouse Jennifer and their children Brady, Marco, Kallei, Gavin and Grace.  She was the sister of the late Mary Jo (Palmire) Nocito and Grandmother to the late Lia Klumb.  Hansi also leaves her last surviving sibling, sister Toni (Palmire) Minges, her 6 Children and their families and over 50 Nocito family members from New Jersey. 

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