Genevieve J. Draina

Nov. 24, 2012

Genevieve J. Draina, 92, formerly of East Germania Street, Newtown section of Hanover Township, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2012, at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas.

Genevieve was born in Ashley on Nov. 28, 1919. She was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Dzmitko) Woroneski.

"Gen" was a graduate of Ashley High School, class of 1937. Gen was a deeply religious woman. She had spent many years working at the parish festival at the former Holy Rosary Church in Hanover Township. She was also instrumental in installing Christmas lights on the trees and manger scene at her parish. She was the financial secretary for the former St. Ann's Guild for over 45 years. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary and St. Vincent DePaul societies and former president of the Sacred Heart League and a senior member of the parish choir. Gen enjoyed sewing in her spare time. One of her greatest joys was to play scrabble with her grandson, David and his son, Christopher.

Gen was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years of marriage, Aloysius Draina; infant daughter, Marie; son, Michael Draina; sisters, Stella Rogalinski, Nellie Peluse, Marion Morrone, Lucie Wieczorek, Ann Macko, Lody Wenders; brothers, Joseph and Patrick Woroneski.

Surviving are daughters, Anita Grohowski and her husband, John, Joan Griffith and her husband, Allyn; son, David Draina; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Isabella; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Genevieve will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Manhattan Street, Ashley. The Rev. Thomas O'Malley will officiate. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call today from 3 to 6 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. by the Altar and Rosary/St. Ann's Society.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to any animal or the St. Vincent dePaul Kitchen.

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 25, 2012