Lottie B. (Gowisnok) Chipego of Swoyersville, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, with her loving family at her side.
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Born March 10, 1926, in Swoyersville, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Louise Phillips Gowisnok.
She met her husband, Daniel, after he returned home from the war and they married soon after. Lottie and her husband Daniel recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 21, 2012. A surprise family celebration was held in their honor at their son and daughter-in-law's home, Tom and Brenda.
It was the perfect party for our mom. It was a full house with family and friends and plenty of food, fun and laughter.
Lottie's husband, Dan, their children, and grandchildren, were her everything. Baking, cooking and conversation also gave her so much joy. She was very religious and prayed daily. Prior to the consolidation, she was a life member of St. Mary's of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville.
Preceding her in death were her brothers, Joseph Gowisnok and Stanley Gowisnok; sisters, Ann Norkus, Stella Hosa, Mary Cegelka, and Josephine Burakiewicz.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Dan, are her children, Diane Zupko, Swoyersville; Daniel Chipego and his wife, Linda, Shavertown; Robert Chipego and his wife, Janet, Swoyersville; Mary Jo Pieczynski and her husband, Benjamin, Doylestown; Thomas Chipego and his wife, Brenda, Dallas; Jill Marie Derwin and her husband, Robert J., Mountain Top; grandchildren, Sandi Ragukas and her husband, Robert; Jeffery Zupko; Douglas Zupko and his wife, Amanda; Carolyn Gergen and her husband, Nick; Christine Zavala and her husband, Leo; Danielle Fleck and her husband, Douglas; Nicole Chipego; Carrie Singer and her husband, Russell; Kimberly Chipego and her fiance, Roy Calvey; Robert Chipego and his wife, Lorri; Lori Chipego; Jennifer Brown and her husband. Christopher; Benjamin Pieczynski; Michelle Pieczynski; Thomas Chipego; Lottie Chipego (her name sake); and twin granddaughters, Venessa and Kayleigh Derwin; great-grandchildren, Sarah Jasterzinski, Beth Ann and Robert Ragukas and Douglas John Zupko, Royce Zavala, Alexis and Dylen Fleck, Abbey and Meghan Singer, Chloe and Robert Chipego and Marielle Brown; great-great grandchild, Kaleb Albert ; sister, Louise Krall, Laflin; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Friends may call Monday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Swoyersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catherine McAuley House, 121 Church St., Plymouth, PA 18651.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Joseph Ridilla and Dr. James Galasso and staff, for their kindness to Lottie and Dan throughout the years.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 30, 2012