Catherine Ann Saum, 84

July 14, 2010
  • Catherine Ann Saum

MARCH 14, 1926-JULY 12, 2010

Catherine Ann Saum, 84, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 12, 2010, at her son's home in Hagerstown.

Born March 14, 1926, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Paola (Pizzichemi) Britti.

She was the wife of 20 years to the late Pasquale Verduci, who died in 1963, and to the late Robert Johnston Saum, whom she married in 1968 and later passed away in 1999.

Catherine graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School with the class of 1944.

She was a cashier, hostess and a member of Morris Frock Post No. 42 of the American Legion, Hagerstown, for many years. She also was a member of the Ladies of the Elks and Associates, Hagerstown, and a life member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

Catherine is survived by three daughters, Paola Verduci of Lakeland, Fla., Melinda Verduci and friend, Bob Wandras Jr., of Key West, Fla., and Johanna and husband, Mike Castle, of Walkersville, Md.; stepdaughter, Judith and husband, Michael McCarter, of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Alessandro and wife, Valerie Verduci, of Atlanta, Ga., Samuel and wife, Barb Verduci, of Edina, Minn., and John and wife, Joni Saum, of Hagerstown; a stepson, Gerald and wife, Lisa Saum, of Hagerstown; one sister, Maryanne and husband, Harry Grandinett, of Hagerstown; two brothers, Dominic Britti of Silver Spring, Md., and Anthony and wife, Nirmala Britti, of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Fr. James Nirappel will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh's Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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