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Mary Catherine Pauley

March 24, 1957 December 24, 2023
Mary Catherine Pauley
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Pauley, Mary Catherine., 66 of Cassandra, passed away on December 24, 2023 in Altoona after an extended battle with heart complications. She was born on March 24, 1957 in Johnstown. Mary was the daughter of Charles and Ann (Franey) Tremel. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her devoted husband Jacob “Dan” Pauley, Sr., her brothers, Daniel and Patrick Tremel and her uncle, William “Bill” Franey.

Mary is survived by her children: Jacob Pauley Jr. and his wife Melissa of Canonsburg, Justin Pauley of Cassandra and Annette Ditosti wife of Joseph of Lilly, her grandchildren: Trey, Taylor and Payton Pauley and Alexis, Adrienne and Jude Ditosti. Mary is also survived by her siblings: Charles Tremel and his wife Susan of Sidman, Timothy Tremel and his wife Ann of Portage, Thomas Tremel of FL, and her in-laws: Noreen Tremel of Portage, Jaytricia Tremel of Cassandra, Christine Tremel of Summerhill, John Pauley and his wife Barbara of Summerhill, and Glenn Pauley of Maryland.

Mary was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Most will remember Mary as a quiet, kind soul, but her children and grandchildren will especially miss her humor, candor, and love of pizza and food as a whole. She was an excellent mother and grandmother and an exemplification of love, marriage and complete dedication to family.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc. in Portage. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church in Lilly, celebrated by Fr. Matthew Reese. Committal private to the family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM 12/27/2023 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/27/2023 8:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States





10:00 AM 12/28/2023 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/28/2023 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church

608 Main Street
Lilly, PA 15938

Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church
608 Main Street Lilly 15938 PA
United States

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St. Brigid Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Street
Lilly, PA 15938

Cemetery Street Lilly 15938 PA
United States

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