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Cecelia E. (Baran) Benzie, 85

February 15, 2013

Cecelia E. (Baran) Benzie, 85, formerly of Burnside, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

The daughter of Stanley Baran and Catherine (Ranevitch AKA Rentovich) Baran, she was born on Nov. 22, 1927, in Valier, Pa.

Cecelia’s father came from Poland and was a veteran of World War I.

Cecelia was baptized at Ss. Cosmas and Damian in Punxsutawney on Dec. 11, 1927.

She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1945.

At the age of 17, Cecelia was awarded a Certificate of Merit to Art Instruction, Inc.

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