Nicolina Dicello

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Nicolina Camille Dicello, 98, of 25 Westminster Bridge Way, Timonium, Md., and formerly of 173 Davis St., Bradford, died Wednesday (Sept. 26, 2012) in Stella Maris Nursing Home in Timonium.
Born Nov. 5, 1913, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale "Patsy" and Louise Destrola Costello.
She was a 1931 graduate of St. Bernard High School. She attended Bellevue Nursing School in New York City. She worked at Dresser Manufacturing Co. as a lathe operator during World War II. She later worked as a soda jerk at Gray's Drugstore and then as a clerk at the Nuway grocery store. She managed the KayBee women's clothing store on Main Street. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary at Dresser Manufacturing since the early 1950s.
Mrs. Dicello was a member of St. Bernard Church, LaStella Lodge Auxiliary, and also volunteered at Bradford Hospital in the Soda Fountain Shop. She was active in the arts and crafts, particularly skilled in the area of oil and watercolor paintings and in designing and creating elegant afghans.
Surviving are one son, John (Shirley) Dicello Jr. of Timonium; four grandchildren, John F. Dicello III, Paul T. Dicello, Laurice White and Timothy J. White; four great-grandchildren, Shane White, Sterling White, Holly White and Mary Jane Dicello; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Ann Louise White, who died July 3, 1994; two brothers, Dominic Costello and Patsy Costello; and four sisters, Josephine Yelen, Madeline Parisi, Ursula Costello and Clara Lucco.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph at; or Stella Maris Nursing Home of the Sisters of Mercy at
Online condolences may be made at
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2012