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Cathy Baracani

SPRING VALLEY — Cathy Baracani, 62, of 214 W. Caroline, Spring Valley, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at home following a 15-month battle with cancer.

Born Sept. 11, 1950, in Ottawa to Willis and Laura (Miller) Matthews, she married Delmar Baracani Jan. 24, 1969. He survives.

She was a 1968 graduate of Hall High School and was a certified dietary manager. She was currently the dietary manager at St. Margaret's Hospital.

She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Spring Valley. She served as president of St. Margaret's Hospital Auxiliary and president of the state Dietary Managers Association.

Also surviving are one son, Del (Tricia) Baracani of Spring Valley; one sister, Lisa (Nathan) Flanagan of LaMoille; three brothers, Guy (Kathy) Matthews of Spring Valley, Mike (Debra) Matthews of Spring Valley and Patrick (Debbie) Matthews of Spring Valley; and two grandchildren, Gianna and Geno.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Janyce Stuckert.

Prayers will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Spring Valley, with the Revs. Robert Spilman and Walter Miller officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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