July 12, 2013 10:55 AM

Florence C. Friel, 89, of Derry, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Family will receive friends for Florence’s life celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St., Derry. A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Florence at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 117 S. Ligonier St., Derry, with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Armburst Veterans Association will conduct a military service at the cemetery.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made in Florence’s name to the Disabled American Veteran Van Fund, Veterans Affairs, 2 N. Main St., Suite 502, Greensburg, PA 15601.

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