Nellie Bebey, 98, a former resident of Swoyersville and most recently a guest at Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility of Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township.
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Her beloved husband was the late Frank A. Bebey, who passed away May 9, 1991.
Born May 2, 1914, in Swoyersville, Nellie was the daughter of the late Vincent (Veytovich) Wojtowicz and Anna (Vilchek) Wojtowicz.
A homemaker most of her life, Nellie took great pride in tending to the daily needs of her home and family. In addition to her role as homemaker, Nellie operated a small clothing alteration business out of her home in Swoyersville for many years.
Nellie was a faithful Catholic and longtime member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church this past June, Nellie became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.
A talented baker, Nellie was best known for her wonderful pies, especially her lemon meringue pie, which was always a best seller at bake sales.
Nellie had a great love for her family and she treasured every moment she had with her loved ones. She will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
In addition to her parents, Vincent and Anna Wojtowicz, and her husband, Frank, Nellie was preceded in death by her brothers, John Wojtowicz, William Veytovich and George Veytovich, and her sisters, Mary Schultz, Helen Mullish, Violet Golumbeski, Stella Kovalchik, Florence DiOrio and Vera Yagloski.
Nellie is survived by her loving daughter, Diana Prinzo and her husband, Julius, Womelsdorf; her grandchildren, Suzanne Puckett, Durham, N.C.; and Shana Lyons and her husband, John, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; her great-grandchildren, John and Julianne Lyons; her sisters, Dorothy Bozinko, West Wyoming; Sophie Koshinski, Swoyersville; and Delores Chieco, Clinton, N.Y.; and her numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For additional information, or to send the family of Mrs. Nellie Bebey a message of condolence, visit the funeral home website, wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nellie's memory to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19173.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013