Dorothy J. Lapera

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Dorothy J. Lapera of Shelton, Conn., formerly of Carbondale, died Saturday at the Masonic Care of Newtown, Conn. She was the widow of Patrick Lapera, who died Oct. 10, 2010.

Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Santo and Nina Grande, she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Altar and Rosary Society and the Mount Carmel PTA. Dorothy was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale.

Before her retirement, she was a bookkeeper for Lapera Oil Co., Carbondale.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Lapera and wife, Ruth, Pennington , N.J.; and Patrick Lapera and wife, Nancy, Huntington, Conn.; four grandchildren, Patricia Rehring, Anne, Patrick and Lyndon; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Guy Grande; and five sisters, Rose McAndrew, Christine Morcom, Helen Brown, Carmella Mussari and Margaret Cost.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Brennan and Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Entombment, Our Mother of Sorrows Mausoleum, Finch Hill.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Online condolences may be sent at
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Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue
Carbondale, PA 18407
(570) 282-2710
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 18, 2014