MORANDO, Joan J., (Sorge)

MORANDO, Joan J., (Sorge), 81, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

She was born in East Mauch Chunk, PA. on December 3, 1932, the daughter of the late Pierson A. and Freda E. (Bowes) Sorge.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Ancient Order of Hiberians both of Martins Ferry.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Morando; one daughter, Patricia Jo; sister, Gloria Edwards.

She is survived by two sons, Timothy (Charlene) Morando, Boca Raton, Fl.; Thomas (Tess) Morando, Wheeling, WV; daughter Terrie Ann (Harry) Wright, Martins Ferry; sister, Judy (Gary) Prendergast, San Antonio, TX; brother, George Sorge, Martins Ferry; six grandchildren, Erin, Angela, Tyler,; Travis, Amy and Allison; four great- grandsons, Matthew, Anthony, Liam and Noah; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 24th, with Rev. Tom Marut as the celebrant.

Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 3 follow by a wake service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church 20 N. 4th Street or SMC 2000, 24 N. 4th Street, both of Martins Ferry, OH 43935.

Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book online at www.kellerfuneralhome. com.