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Kathleen M. Stago


Kathleen M. Stago, 79, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 25, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Michael V. and Catherine (Kusko) Stianche, born on September 2, 1939 in Coaldale, Pa.

Kathy was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church where she was a former PAT president, Eucharistic Minister, choir member, Meals on Wheels volunteer, and drama club assistant director. She was a proud graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School and Misericordia University and a Sixers, Phillies, and Eagles fan. Kathy was a devout Catholic, a skilled chef, an unrivaled party host, a master decorator, a theater lover, a fashion icon, and the ultimate matriarch. She loved no place more than Avalon, N.J. and no cocktail more than Manhattans.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Douglas Stago; her daughter, Dana Kinsey; her son, Douglas Stago Jr. and his wife Aimee; her sister, Suzanne Thear; and two grandchildren, Jillian and Chase Kinsey.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Fr. Ted Keating as celebrant. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Thursday, both in the narthex of Seven Sorrows Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathy’s name may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School, 360 E. Water St., Middletown, PA 17057. Condolences may be sent online at