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Philomena (Constable) Craig

July 10, 1936 ~ May 24, 2019 (age 82)



      Philomena Craig, age 82, of New Bethlehem, passed away early Friday morning, May 24, 2019 at the Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights following a lengthy illness.

     Born July 10, 1936 in Redbank Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of the late James and Martha Jane Beatty Constable.

      She was formerly married to Henry E. “Hank” Craig and although no longer married they remained best friends until his passing on January 28, 2010.

     Phil cooked for BJ’s in New Bethlehem for many years until retiring.

     She was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem, a member of the New Bethlehem Red Hats, attended the Community Center in Distant and enjoyed her card club.

     Phil loved to cook, bake and spend time with her grandchildren.

     Survivors include two children:  James Craig of New Bethlehem and Lori Shirey and her husband, Jack, also of New Bethlehem; four grandchildren:  Courtney Gould (Jeremy), Sheena Rapp (Brandon), Brenten Shirey (Brooke) and Kyle Craig and eight great grandchildren: Carson, Jarrett, Kylie, Lynae, Logan, Alivia, Braylee and Broxon.

     Phil is also survived by two brothers and a sister:  Jim Constable of New Bethlehem; Joe Constable of St. Marys and Jane Reed of Harbor Creek.

     In addition to her parents and former husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

     Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.

     A wake service will be held at 1:30 Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in the St. Charles Catholic Church, 201 Washington Street, New Bethlehem with Father Samuel Bungo, parish priest, serving as celebrant.

     Interment will follow in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, New Bethlehem.

     Online condolences may be sent to Phil’s family at

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