Lena Capozza, 86, formerly of Hughestown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at home.
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She was the daughter of the late Margherita and Giovanni Mastriorio.
Lena was a graduate of Hughestown High School and a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Philip; sisters, Rose Tavaglione, Lucy Martinelli and Concetta Mascagni; and brothers, Joseph, Michael and John.
Surviving are her daughter, Connie and husband, Allan Hetkowski, Plains Township; grandson, Christopher and his wife, Christine Hetkowski; great-grandchildren; brother, Charles; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Memorial donation may be made in Lena's name to the "Meals on Wheels of Wyoming Valley," 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
Funeral services are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church), 237 William St., Pittston, with the Rev. Paul McDonnell officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Pittston Township, at the family's convenience.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lena's dear friend and caregiver for the last 2½ years, Mary McFarland. The family also wishes to thank Anne Marie Gavaghan, all of the staff from Home Health Hospice, Hospice Community Care, Celtic Health Care, Dr. Michalene Torbik, the dedicated and caring Meals on Wheels volunteers and all of the wonderful neighbors in their townhouse development who took Lena under their wing of kindness.
To submit online condolences or to express your fondest memories of Lena to her family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2012