Carmella A. ((Tuminelli)) Castellino

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Carmella A. (Tuminelli) Castellino, a resident of Pittston, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Maria (Giunta) Tuminelli and Phillip Tuminelli. She graduated from Pittston High School in the class 1946.

She enjoyed spending all her time with her family, especially babysitting her grandchildren.

Carmella was known to her family as a great cook. She greeted her company not by saying hello, but "Did you eat?"

Another one of her pastimes was playing Scrabble.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Castellino; grandson, Frank Castellino; sister Theresa Restuccia.

Surviving are her sons, Samuel Castellino and his wife, Linda Castellino, Pittston, and Phillip Castellino, Pittston; daughters, Frances and her husband, James Norris, Pittston; Michelle Castellino and her fiance, Mark, West Pittston; and Maria and her husband, George Gavalla, Slatington; grandsons, Phillip and his wife, Kelly Castellino; Jim Norris and his fiance Nicole Oliveri; Carmen Castellino; granddaughters, Virginia Castellino, Danielle Norris, Jessica Norris, Carly Gavalla, Casey Gavalla; great-granddaughter, Ava Woods; sister Grace Castellino.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

Viewing will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment services will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640; or to the .
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Published in Times Leader on Sept. 15, 2013