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Anna M. (Paolello) Roof

December 20, 1927 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Anna Roof Obituary

Anna M. Roof, age 94, of 533 Montmorenci Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness.  She was surrounded by her loved ones.  She was born December 20, 1927, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Pietro J. and Mary (Ruberto) Paolello, Sr.  She married George F. Roof on June 4, 1949, he preceded her in death on November 20, 1995.  


She resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.  She was the first female member of the Ridgway Elks Club.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, loved to cook, enjoyed reading the newspaper and doing crossword puzzles, going to church, baby sitting her great-grandchildren, and was an animal lover.


She was a graduate of St. Leo High School.  She had been employed by the Elk County Country Club and the Ridgway Elks Club for 35 years where she was famous for her Wednesday night spaghetti and meatballs and Friday night fish fries.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.


Anna is survived by 1 son Thomas C. (Marlene) Roof of Olean, NY, her daughter-in-law Frances A. Roof of Ridgway, 4 grandchildren:  Megan (Michael), Brittany (Josh), Johnese (John), and Sarah; 3 great-grandchildren:  Vernon (Buddy), Anna, and Sloane, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son The Honorable Vernon  D. (Buddy) Roof, 4 sisters:  Josephine DeAngelo, Jane Cinquanto, Lucille Gabowski, and Virginia Eckert, and 3 brothers:  Michael Paolello, Clarence Paolello, and Pietro J. Paolello, Jr.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Anna M. Roof will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 11:00 AM.  Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church.  Burial will be at St. Leo Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Vernon D. (Buddy) Roof Memorial Scholarship Fund with the Elk County Community Foundation, 32 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, PA. 15857.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

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Mass of Christian Burial
June 9, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Leo Catholic Church (Depot Street, PA)


Elk County Community Foundation for the Vernon D. (Buddy) Roof Memorial Scholarship Fund
32 S. St. Marys St, St. Marys PA 15857


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