Madeline A. Lepore, 87, of Plains Township passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Madeline was born on March 31, 1926, in West Pittston. She was a daughter to the late Afreddo and Rosaria Cerza Cavello. She attended local schools in West Pittston.
She married the love of her life, Charles A. Lepore. Together they started a family in the Plains Township area and Madeline was a dedicated mother and homemaker to her husband and three children.
She was a former member of Sacred Heart church, Plains Township, until its closure. She was a current member of Ss. Peter and Paul church, Plains Township.
Madeline's greatest pleasure was spending time and being a caregiver to her family. She enjoyed cooking, especially her Easter pizza. She loved to do puzzles, reading books, going to the local casino and watching her soaps and game shows on television.
Mrs. Lepore was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; sisters, Rose Testa and Bessie Harstad; and brothers, Albert Cavella, Dominic and Joseph Cavello.
Madeline is survived by her son, Charles M., with whom she resided, Plains Township; daughters, Rosanne Charnetski and her husband, Paul, Bear Creek; and Luanne Hunsinger, Shickshinny; sister, Margaret Kudrako, Michigan; and grandchildren, Theresa Charnetski, Charles Hunsinger and his wife, Angela, and James Hunsinger and his wife, Kim, who are expecting Madeline's first great-grandchild in July.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the medical staff at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley for their efforts, compassion and care Madeline received prior to her passing.
Mrs. Lepore's funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township.
Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township.
Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Condolences to the family and directions to Madeline's service may be accessed at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.
Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark St Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2014