MOUNT CARMEL — Maria Dorothy (Zsido) Chapel, 60, of 129 W. Third St., passed away suddenly in her home Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. She bravely fought breast cancer for the past six months.
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Born in Shamokin Aug. 27, 1952, she was a daughter of Dorothy (Mihalick) Zsido, of Mount Carmel, and the late Alexander Zsido.
A lifelong resident of Mount Carmel, she attended school at St. John the Baptist Elementary School and was a 1970 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School.
She worked many jobs through the years, including at Community Pharmacy, Sears, Turkey Hill, Wrigley's Gum and Rea and Derrick Pharmacy, to name a few.
Maria was baptized in St. John's Catholic Church in Mount Carmel.
She was an animal lover and will be sadly missed by her dog LoLo and her cat KitKat. She was a fashionista at heart and loved perfumes, makeup and fancy clothing. She will be greatly missed by many friends and family.
In addition to her mother, Maria is survived by a son, Richard A. Chapel, and fiancé, Amy Roseman, of Kulpmont; two brothers, James Zsido and wife, Loretta, of Delaware, and Gerald Zsido and wife, MaryAnn, of Elysburg; a sister-in-law, Flo Zsido, of Kulpmont, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Zsido.
CHAPEL — Maria Dorothy (Zsido) Chapel, 60, of 129 W. Third St., Mount Carmel. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Divine Redeemer Church, 300 W. Avenue, Mount Carmel, with the Rev. John A. Szada Jr. officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. Visitation with the family will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Breast Friends of PA, PO Box 935, Stroudsburg 18360, or to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses. To send condolences to the family, please go to www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
27 North Vine Street Mount Carmel, PA 17851
Published in News Item on Dec. 7, 2012