Rose M. Hoffman

Rose M. Hoffman, age 85, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, Pa., died early Saturday morning, January 19, 2013, at the Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. She was the wife of the late Paul M. Hoffman, who died December 27, 1996.

Born December 9, 1927, in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa (Sogga) Casella.

Rose worked for many years at Rohr Lingerie Incorporated, Old Forge, before her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, Duryea, and active in many church functions. She was an avid Yankees and Steelers fan. She also enjoyed her trips to the casino, cooking, bingo and was a caregiver to many family members and friends. Her greatest joy was her love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she was all very proud of. The family would like to thank Dr. Jack Nash and staff at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and Hospice Community Care in Dunmore for their wonderful care during her stay.

She is survived by four daughters, Christine Sworen & husband, John of Dickson City, Pa.; Terry Lettieri & husband, Michael of Old Forge, Pa.; Paula Schmidt & husband, Joe of Old Forge, Pa.; and Andrea Pilosi & husband, Joseph of Old Forge, Pa.; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Reviello & husband, Peter of Old Forge, Pa.; and Sophia Genell & husband, Charles of Old Forge, Pa.; several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Vito, John, Joseph, Sandy, Pat and Fiore Casella.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning, January 22, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson Street, Duryea, celebrated by Father Carmen Bolock, pastor. The funeral home morning prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Those attending are asked to arrive at the funeral home for 9:00 a.m. Interment, parish cemetery, Duryea.

Friends may call Monday, January 21, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. The wake prayer service will be held at 7:15. For directions or to send on-line condolences to the family, please visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson Street, Duryea, PA 18642.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 20, 2013