Lena Capozza

Lena Capozza, 86, formerly of Hughestown, died Sunday at home. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Philip.

Daughter of the late Margherita and Giovanni Mastriorio, Lena was a graduate of Hughestown High School and a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish.

Surviving are a daughter, Connie and husband, Allan Hetkowski, Plains; grandson, Christopher and wife, Christine Hetkowski; great-grandchildren; brother, Charles; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

She was also preceded in death by sisters, Rose Tavaglione, Lucy Martinelli and Concetta Mascagni; and brothers, Joseph, Michael and John.

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 on the staff of 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.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 237 William St., Pittston, with the Rev. Paul McDonnell officiating services. Interment will take place in St. Rocco's R.C. Cemetery, Pittston Twp., at the convenience of the family.

The family will be receiving friends and relatives at the church from 9:30 to 10:30. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Wyoming Valley, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Arrangements are being handled by the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp. To submit online condolences, visit www.Graziano FuneralHome.com.

Published in Scranton Times from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2012