Lena L. Brown, of West Pittston, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at her home in the arms of her loving husband.
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Born in West Pittston on Nov. 25, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Maria Barni Del Serra.
She was a graduate of West Pittston High School and a member of Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a secretary for No. 9 Coal Co., Hughestown, and the state Department of Agriculture in Harrisburg. She also assisted in the operation of the family business.
Lena enjoyed baking and making homemade ravioli and pasta.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Korzeniewski and Jennie Bovani; and brother, Gary Del Serra.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold Brown; daughters, Kathy Cefalo and husband, Joseph, Exeter, and Mary Kay Baloga and husband, Dr. Michael Baloga, Exeter; brother, Leo Del Serra; granddaughters, Josette Cefalo and Kayla Baloga; grandson, Michael Baloga; sister-in-law, Dena Del Serra; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Corpus Christi Parish, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery. A private viewing will be held at the convenience of the family.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 6, 2013