Obituaries » Jacqueline Defino Peters
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“Jackie” was born Dec. 26, 1941 to the late Samuel and Rose Cavalcante Defino. Her father was killed in a hunting accident when she was six months old. She was raised by her mother and step-father Samuel Ballas. Her formative years were spent in Gates and upon graduation from GTHS in 1959 she relocated to Washington, DC where she met her husband, Vilus E. Peters. They eventually moved to Canonsburg to raise their family.
Jackie was preceded in death by her mother and father, step-father, husband, sister Cindy Richnafsky and her husband, brother-in-law Clair Shick.
She is survived by her daughter, Renate Smith and husband Bill, her son Alfons, three granddaughters Linda, Vikki and Nicole and their husbands, her grandson Buddy and his wife and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Rose and brother Dennis.
Services are private. Condolences can be sent to Dennis Ballas, 3 East Skyline Drive, Adah, PA 15410. Obituary courtesy by JOHN S MAYKUTH JR FUNERAL HOME.