Mary L. Gazella, 88, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, passed away Saturday evening, September 22, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. "Roscoe" Gazella Sr., who died April 17, 2010.
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Born December 29, 1923, in Carbondale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Tagliaterra) Aileo. She was a 1943 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, and attended the Vocation Tech School, Mayfield, where she took nursing classes. She worked as a Navy Inspector for Gentex Corporation, Simpson, and retired as a Practical Nurse from the Carbondale General Hospital after twenty years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank Lisa Molinaro of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Joan Cerra of Dr. Haley's office for their wonderful care to Mary.
She is survived by three sons: Joseph Gazella Jr. of Carbondale, Pa.; Frank Gazella Sr. & wife, Denise of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Victor Gazella & wife, Mary of Whites Crossing, Pa.; one brother, Frank Aileo of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren, Lori, Frank Jr., Leiann, Heather & Victor Gazella Jr.; one great-grandson, Collin Michael Gazella; several nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ann Marie Hivish; two brothers, Samuel and James Aileo; four sisters, Ann Marie & Rose Marie Aileo, Teresa Croley and Louise Sutor.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. from the Edward A. Wade Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 4 Morris Place at Terrace Street, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church Street, Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township.
Family and friends may call Tuesday evening, September 25, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. For directions or to send on-line condolences to the family, please visit www.parisefu neralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church Street, Carbondale, PA 18407; and the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 North Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407.
Published in Scranton Times from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2012