Melaine Makowiec, 88, lifelong resident of Blossburg, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Broad Acres in Wellsboro.
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Melaine Charlotte was born on March 30, 1924, in Blossburg, a daughter of Charles and Genevieve (Boinski) Bogaczyk. She was the devoted wife of Albert "Pete" Makowiec and mother of five children.
Melaine worked for many years as a nurse's aide at Blossburg Hospital. She was a member of Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband, Pete; four children, Georgette (Pete) Hall of Blossburg, Jani Chaborek of North Carolina, James Makowiec and Michael (Joni) Makowiec all of Addison, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kimberly and Derek Hall, Nichole Chaborek, Michelle, Brigit, Kirsten, Colton and Trent Makowiec; several great-grandchildren and a sister, Jane (Art) Mahonski of Blossburg. She was predeceased by her oldest son, Patrick and a granddaughter, Brooke Anne Makowiec.
Calling hours will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at St. Mary's Church with burial following in the parish cemetery. Share online condolences at: www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Nov. 5 to Nov. 13, 2012