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Katherine R. “Kass” (nee Ercolina) passed on January 9, 2022.

Devoted wife of Gaetano “Pete”.  Beloved mother of Peter (Sharon) Palestino, Thomas (Renee) Palestino, Theresa Palestino, Michael (Nicole) Palestino.  Grandmother of Peter, Kristen, Loren, Benjamin, Madden, Cameron, and great grandmother of Ezra.

Kass was the former crossing guard on 18th and Ritner.

Viewing Monday night, January 17, 2022, 7-9pm at the Stolfo Funeral Home, 2536 S. Broad St.  Also viewing Tuesday morning at 8:30am.  Funeral Mass 10:00am at St. Monica Church, 17th and Ritner Sts.  Internment SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.



  • ROSEMARY TUMOLO January 12, 2022 2:47 pm


  • Rona Herlan January 12, 2022 4:59 pm

    May your mom , Khaterine Palestino, rest in peace in heaven with JESUS CHRIST AMEN 🙏 🙏
    My deepest sympathy for you and your family 🙏🙏

  • Silvia January 12, 2022 5:20 pm

    I am heartbroken that we have lost such a wonderful person! Truly sent from heaven. Named me the “soup lady” at a young age wen we all hung out at Swim club. Will never forget her!

  • John Mastrobuoni January 12, 2022 6:22 pm

    Still in Quarantine. We have lost a very special family member, a special person.
    She Kept the neighborhood children safe for years. She deserves all the respect in the world. May she rest in peace in the arms of God. She will be deeply missed by so many.

    • Tom Palestino February 4, 2022 3:45 pm

      Thank You

  • Bonnie January 12, 2022 7:44 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Cass was a very special person. We called her our Miss Cass, she crossed my 3 boys all through St. Monica’s & kept them safe along with many other neighborhood children. She had a smile for everyone & you couldn’t help but smile back. She also held court on her corner, everyday after dropping our children off at school, myself, Ronnie, Diane & Christy would chat & laugh with Cass for about an hour & sometimes we’d all go to breakfast where the laughing continued. Cass, you’re going to be missed so very much. I’m so glad you were a part of my life & my 3 boys lives. Rest Peacefully Miss Katherine Rose.

  • Fran and Doug Maine January 12, 2022 7:59 pm

    Although we haven’t seen you two often, we always hold you and uncle Junior near and dear to our hearts. Sorry we cannot be at the viewing and funeral. Covid has just brought our household down. Sending love to you all.

  • Jeanne January 12, 2022 8:07 pm

    Hey Girlfriend
    Who am l going to call when l need phone numbers and information on how to get in touch with people, because you always said l never paid attention to what l was supposed to, guess l have to dial 1-800 God and ask for you.
    Always remembering the good times,and there were many.,they will remain locked in my mind,heart and brain for eternity
    Miss you girlfriend and will cherish your beautiful friendship 💔💔💔
    Miss you girlfriend and will miss our beautiful friendship

    My friend,my buddy ,forever loved,forever missed.

    • Tom Palestino February 4, 2022 3:44 pm


  • Karen LoMaistro January 12, 2022 8:15 pm

    My beautiful Kassy I will miss you dearly. You were an angel protecting all of our children for years on that corner, including my own. I will treasure all the talks and laughs we had thru the years. My family will never forget you❤️

  • Jeanne Petullo January 12, 2022 11:59 pm

    Dear Kass
    You will live in our hearts forever,so hard to believe you are gone, a forever friend in our family,
    Loved and missed always
    ,Jeanne Donnie,Lisa ❤️❤️❤️

    and Frank and Frankie who l pray were among the loved ones that welcomed you to heaven🙏🙏🙏

    • Tom Palestino February 4, 2022 3:43 pm

      Thank You

  • Catherine Hartley January 13, 2022 12:15 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Tom and Renee. May all the PRECIOUS MEMORIES you enjoyed together help you get thru this trying time. Rest In Peace Mrs P.

    • Tom Palestino February 4, 2022 3:43 pm

      Thank You.

  • Michelle Olivieri January 13, 2022 12:36 am

    Pete: Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mom. Both she and your dad were such very dear friends of our parents. Your mom and our mom spent many occasions together while our dads went off to talk with their cronies! Our mom was so very fond of her and looked forward to seeing her.
    May you all be filled with joy from the precious memories of your wonderful mom. Please give our love to your dad.
    Sending hugs and love! Michelle and Lisa

  • Roe Roe January 13, 2022 1:21 am

    I was blessed to have Kass for a cousin, but the bond and friendship we shared was something I will cherish forever. Our loss is truly heaven’s gain. Please give my grandmom, Martha, a kiss for me and watch over us all from up above as I know you will. You will live on in my heart always.

  • Lou Vella January 13, 2022 2:34 am

    Pete, my friend… my pal… I am deeply deeply sorry to have been informed of your beautiful mother’s passing. Know that she is the hands of God for eternity. My mother is up there too, so it would please me to think they have met and are now friends, just like you and I. My sincerest and deepest condolences to you, Pete, and your amazing family. My heart is broken for the family, as I know the pain of a parent lost. To be honest, your Mother is not lost, but is found in eternal Life, given my God. I respectfully have you all in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

    – Lou Vella
    (‘Twitchcote Family’)

  • Lisa Russo January 14, 2022 1:38 am

    We am so sorry for the loss of your Mom!! Our hearts go out to you. Take comfort she is at home in Jesus’ arms surrounded by family & friends.
    Our thoughts & prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  • Jennifer Affinito January 15, 2022 11:15 am

    Dear Theresa,

    I am so sorry for your loss, and pray you and your family find some consolation that she is no longer suffering in this valley of tears, but is supremely joyous now in heaven with God. Love you Theresa! My heart reaches out to you…Jennifer

  • Donna January 16, 2022 10:56 pm

    Theresa, so sorry for your loss. Know that you took great care of her when she needed you most. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Marybeth Scary January 17, 2022 8:05 pm

    I have fond memories of Katherine. Up until a few year ago, we would talk on the phone periodically and update each other about our families. Katherine was a great lady and my parents thought the world of her. May the healing gifts of time and the timeless love of God carry you gently through the loss you are feeling now. With heartfelt sympathy and caring prayers for you and your family.
    Cousin, Marybeth Scary

  • John (Bear) DeRose January 18, 2022 1:02 am

    Tommy and Family, My sincere condolences.May your Mom rest in the Arms of the Lord..God bless her!!

    • Tom Palestino February 4, 2022 3:41 pm

      John Bear. Thank You. I miss you my friend

  • Roe Verlengia January 18, 2022 1:35 am

    Kass I was blessed to have you for my cousin. I will always cherish all the good times we had and our conversations. You will always be in my heart ❤️ I will miss you. Rest In Peace

  • Joan Scary, RSM January 19, 2022 12:53 am

    Just a reminder that Katherine’s life is not over but changed as she enjoys eternal life.
    I pray that your Faith grows stronger each day so you can visualize Katherine in God’s arms.
    God bless you all.
    Cousin, S. Joan Scary, RSM

  • Gene and kathy January 20, 2022 1:36 pm

    Tommy and family. So sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful person. Stay strong in knowing your mom is in heaven. You were blessed with having her in your lives.

    • Tom Palestino February 4, 2022 3:39 pm

      Thank You very much She is a peace now

    • Tom Palestino February 4, 2022 3:40 pm

      Thank You

  • Barbara Duffy January 22, 2022 5:14 am

    Theresa & family, so sorry for your loss.

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