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Nancy S. Direso

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NANCY DIRESO Nancy S. Direso, 80, of Hatfield died Jan. 29, 2012 at Abington Health Lansdale Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Donald S. Direso in August of 2011. Born and raised in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Michael A. and Mary Jackson Sullivan, and later lived in N.E. Philadelphia. She graduated from Little Flower High School. Mrs. Direso worked as a secretary at the former Philadelphia Bulletin, Exide Battery and Mather and Co. Insurance Agency. She was a devoted member of St. Stanislaus Church, where she sang in the choir. Her greatest love was always her family. Surviving are her two sons, Donald S. Direso, Jr. of Lansdale and Charles P. Direso and his wife, Marianne, of Willow Grove; two daughters, Ann V. Carlucci and her husband, Jim, of Trenton, NJ, and Mary K. Kaelin and her husband, Charles, of Sellersville; a sister, Dolores Davidson of Folcroft; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her brother, Michael L. Sullivan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass Friday, February 3 at 10AM at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Ave, Lansdale, where the family will receive friends from 8:30 to 9:45AM before Mass. Interment will be in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Direso's name may be made to Project Home, c/o Developement Department, 1515 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130. Arrangements are by Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home, Lansdale.

Published in The Reporter on Jan. 31, 2012
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