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Anna Stamets

June 10, 1928 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 91)


Shamokin - Anna Salvador Stamets of Shamokin, a servant of God, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away peacefully In Edgewood Commons at Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on April 12, 2020.

Born in Shamokin on June 10, 1928, she was the daughter of Anna and Luigi Salvatore from Amantea, Italy.  She was a 1946 graduate of Shamokin High School.

She worked at Larks Dress Company in Shamokin for many years before retiring to spend more time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is best described by the way she lived her life- as a loving and giving person who would do anything for anybody in need.

 Anna was a highly talented and gifted seamstress/tailor who was able to create beautiful clothing for herself, her daughter, her grandchildren and friends. She was truly devoted to her family who knew her as a positive and loving spirit who brought joy, energy and happiness wherever she went. She was a kind and friendly woman with an abundance of energy, a great sense of humor, a ready wit, and an extraordinarily generous heart.

She was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Shamokin.  

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline A. Sheehan and her husband, James of Carlisle; three grandchildren, Jessica Sheehan Hill of Mechanicsburg, PA., Jason P. Sheehan and his wife, Diane, of Charlottesville, VA., Jonas M. Sheehan and his wife, Maryellen, of Hershey; six great grand-children, Dejah Hill, Kimball and Darrah Sheehan, Jimmy, Daniel and Meredith Sheehan; and two sisters, Mary Stevenson and Viola Brunetti. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her best friend and loving companion, Joe Checchi as well as brothers, Michael and Lou Salvatore, Tom Salvador; sisters, Frances Furgele,

 Helen Kulp, Theresa Hile, Florence Bonshock and Jeanne Johns.

She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. 




Anna Salvador Stamets, 91, of Shamokin - Burial will take place at St Patrick’s Cemetery in Carlisle, and a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in Anna’s memory can do so to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110. To send condolences to the family please visit

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