Ann D. Chmielewski

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Oct. 24, 2012

Ann D. Chmielewski, 88, of Dupont, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice Center, Regional Hospital, Scranton.

She was born in Dupont, Feb. 5, 1924, and was a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Pinta) Dudzik.

Ann was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. She attended Dupont schools, and retired from the local garment industry. Ann was a very active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. She was a member of St. Cecelia's Choir and its organist. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and past president of the Christian Mothers Group. Ann was also past president of the Dupont Ladies Auxiliary Post 4909, a member of the Ladies of Charity of North East PA and was instrumental in organizing the Devine Mercy group. Ann also served as organist for many local churches and nursing facilities. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, who died in March, 2000; her brothers, Stanley and Adam Dudzik; her sisters, Estelle Milos, Mary Mozdzierz, Stephanie Fabiano, Cecelia Pierce, Alice Kurre and Sherry Meek.

Ann is survived by her adopted son, Most Reverend Bishop Ramzi R. Musallam; her brother, Paul Dudzik of Old Forge; sisters, Bernadine Sokolowsky of Pittston, Antoinette Haduck of Taylor, Barbara Dudzik of Pittston and Theresa Tremblay of Ala.; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive Ann.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, with the Rev. Joseph Verespy officiating. Friends may call today from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont, PA 18641. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 25, 2012
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