Loretta Semon Paletta

Wife, Mother and Grandmother


Loretta Semon Paletta, 91 of Washington died Thursday-March 1, 2018 in her home.

She was born on March 8, 1926 in Hamtramck, Michigan the daughter of Tony Semon and Mary Sieracki.  At age one, she moved to Washington PA where she resided for 85 years until she moved to Berwyn, PA where she lived with her daughter for five years before returning to Washington PA.

Mrs. Paletta was a 1943 graduate of Trinity High School and Penn Commercial College.

She was a member of the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church and the Women’s Adoration Society.

Mrs. Paletta was employed as a Secretary by the Washington County Republican Committee for a period of 27 years and was later appointed Treasurer of the Wash County Republican Committee.  Her deep love of politics had her attending the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami, FL.  She also served for several years on the Washington County Republican Women’s Committee where she held the position of Treasurer.

On December 7, 1959 she married John Robert Paletta who died on March 31, 1999.

Mrs. Paletta is survived by a son; David Semon Paletta, a daughter; Amy Louise Duffey and grandchildren; John (Jack) Duffey and Valerie Duffey, twins; John Robert Paletta and Maria Ann Paletta.  Mrs. Paletta was proud to have Martin Duffey as her Son-in-aw and Pauline Paletta as her Daughter-in-law.

Deceased in addition to her parents are a brother; Edward and sister; Charlotte.

At the request of the deceased there will be no public visitation.  Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 A.M. on Monday-March 5, 2018 in the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington with Father Mark Swoger as celebrant.  Private interment will follow in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave. Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director.  Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com