Lena Capozza

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Nov. 25, 2012

Lena Capozza, 86, formerly from Hughestown, passed away on Nov. 25, 2012, at home.

She was a daughter of the late Margherita and Giovanni Mastriorio. Lena was a graduate of Hughestown High School and a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Philip; sisters, Rose Tavaglione, Lucy Martinelli, Concetta Mascagni; brothers Joseph, Michael and John.

Surviving are her daughter, Connie, and husband Allan Hetkowski, Plains Township; grandson, Christopher, and his wife, Christine Hetkowski; great-grandchildren; brother Charles; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Memorial donation may be made in Lena's name to the Meals on Wheels of Wyoming Valley, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Funeral services are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church), 237 William St., Pittston, with Rev. Paul McDonnell officiating services. The family will be receiving friends and relatives at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Rocco's R.C. Cemetery, Pittston Township, at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lena's dear friend and caregiver for the last two and a half years, Mary McFarland. The family also wishes to thank Anne Marie Gavaghan, all of the staff from Home Health Hospice, Hospice Community Care, Celtic Health Care, Dr. Michalene Torbik, the dedicated and caring Meals on Wheels volunteers and all of the wonderful neighbors in their townhouse development who took Lena under their wing of kindness.

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Published in Times Leader on Nov. 29, 2012