Jennie Chinni, 88, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, died Saturday afternoon at Mid-Valley Hospital, Blakely.
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Born June 27, 1924, in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Christina Chamlichella Chinni. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale, and retired after 50 years from Gentex Corp., Simpson.
Her greatest joy in life was taking care of her nieces and grandnephew, because her family meant everything to her. She was a good-hearted person and was loved by all who knew her. She also enjoyed watching daily Mass on television and game shows. She will also be missed by the apples of her eye, her poodles, Candy, Daisy, Blossom, Autumn and Lilly.
She is survived by three nieces, Judy, Maryann and Giovina DePoti, all of Carbondale; and a grandnephew, John DePoti, Carbondale.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dominick Chinni; and a sister, Josephine DePoti.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Farview & 41st streets, Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view her online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 28, 2013