Catherine A. Brilla

November 23, 1925 ~ November 6, 2021 (age 95)

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Catherine Brilla, 95, of West West Terrace, passed away peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Born in Duncott, she was a daughter of the late William and Verna Shepler Jefferson.

She was educated in the Minersville schools. Catherine was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Minersville and a member of St. Matthew’s Church of Holy Family Parish, Minersville. 

 She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley;, a son-in-law Todd Evans; a sister Jean Kuehn and 7 brothers, Harold, Robert, LeRoy, Oliver, Joseph, Charles and Carl Jefferson.

 Catherine is survived by 2 daughters, Mary Beth Reta and her husband Tom, New Jersey and Michelle Evans, Minersville; a sister Mae Andrews, Pottsville; 7 grandchildren, Lucas Dellamonica, Taryn Ney, Sasha Alvarado and her husband Tony, Kyana Picciotti and her fiancé TJ Kracsun, Logan Picciotti and his fiance Bailey Malik, Kaitlyn Walker and her husband Jacob and Teisha Kull; 6 great grandchildren, Ryan, Jayden, Jasper, Talulah, Brayden, and Aubrey; nieces and nephews.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, 139  Spruce St., Minersville at 11 AM Thursday morning. Rev. Leo J. Maletz will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville on Thursday morning from 7AM to 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Mt. Peace Cemetery, Minersville.  

The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Catherine  to St. John’s Church, 39 Church St., Tremont, 17981. Contributions  will be accepted at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, to light a candle in Catherine’s memory or to send flowers in Catherine’s memory, visit us at


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November 11, 2021

7:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Donald J. Butler Funeral Home
328 Sunbury St.
Minersville, PA 17954

Mass of Christian Burial
November 11, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Matthew the Evangelist
139 Spruce St
Minersville, PA 17954

Interment following funeral service
November 11, 2021

Mt. Peace Cemetery
Minersville/Llewellyn Highway


St. John's Church
39 Church St, Tremont PA 17981

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