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Louis Anthony Beatrice

August 18, 1925 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 95)

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Louis Anthony Beatrice, 95, of Peanut passed away peacefuly on November 2, 2020 at Loyalhanna Care Center.  Born August 18, 1925 in Atlantic; Louis served with honor and distinction in the United States Army during WWII as a Private First Class of the 94th Infantry Division.  During his term of service, Louis was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in conflict as well as the prestigious Bronze Star for acts of heroism and valor.  Louis was employed by PennDot with longevity that led to his successful retirement.  Louis was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church of New Derry and the Greek Club of Snydertown.  Louis was a son of the late John and Eugenia (Rigotti) Beatrice.  Louis was preceded in death by his loving wife Marion L. (Keys) Beatrice; 3 brothers Premo, John, and James Beatrice and 7 sisters Esther Moff, Alma Angus, Lena Razza, Rose Waggel, Jenny Dofollo, Jean Beatrice and Mary McClarren.  Louis is survived by his children Deborah Cost (Vaughn) of Ligonier, Louis Beatrice (Kim) of Latrobe, Diane Flowers (Art) of Derry and Bruce Beatrice (Patty) of Latrobe; Grandchildren Tammy Blystone (Bobby), Milissa McClain  (Jack), Lindsay Barchesky (Don), Ryan Beatrice and Megan Miller (Cory); Great Grandchildren Colton, Landon, Madison, Aaliyah and Jackson, sisters-in-law Mary Beatrice and Evelyn Gera as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  The family of Louis would like to express their highest gratitude to Dr. Gavin, the staff of Loyalhanna Care Center, with emphasis on the care and compassion of Bobbi Saylor and Shannon as well as Heritage Hospice nurses Michelle and Emma.
Family will receive friends Thursday from 4-7 in the McCabe Funeral Home 300 W. Third Ave Derry,  a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 am at St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry, with Father Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Martin Cemetery.
The rosary will be recited Thursday at 3:30 pm in the funeral home.
The Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a service Friday at 10:30am in the funeral home.

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