Clotilde Polentes
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Clotilde "Tillie" Polentes, 83, of Bethlehem died Monday, April 19, 2021. Born in Bethlehem she was the daughter of the late Angelina (DeLaurentis) and Vincent Iglesias. She was married to Louis P. Polentes with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage this past September 14th.

Tillie graduated from Liberty High School in 1955 and attended college before and after rearing a wonderful family, receiving a Masters in Education from Moravian College. She was a teacher at Liberty High School retiring after 25 years of dedicated and passionate service. Tillie also worked at St. Luke's Hospital as a medical lab tech for 2 years. She was an avid lover of science, specifically biology and higher anatomy. She was a member of the former Our Lady of Pompeii of the Holy Rosary Church and currently a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Louis, children; Vincent V. Polentes(Sandra), Gregg Polentes(Carole), Blaise Polentes(Elaynee), and Alison Jordan(Alfred), dear nieces Michele and Lenore, sister, Ann Abaza, and nine grandchildren; Brittany, Michele, Elise, Julia, Chloe, Jennifer, Lauren, Jack, Grace, and one great grandson, Leander. She was preceded in death by her sister, Congetta Durs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, 3219 Santee Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Arrangements Connell Funeral Home. To view the mass remotely, please reach out to the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Tillie's name to Our Lady of Perpetual Help or to the charity of one's choice.

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Published in Morning Call on Apr. 22, 2021.
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April 29, 2021
Rest in Peace Tillie, I cannot forget you and your whole family and the Old Neighborhood. We all will see each other again. Love, Skip Eby
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April 26, 2021
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April 26, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
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Andy Parker, Jr. and Lydia Wilson Parker,
April 26, 2021
Dear Vince , greg, and father Louis and family, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all with the passing of your dear mother..Tillie. My dear mom and dad , Richie and Betty used to speak of your folks often. Peace be with you all... Jimmy Villani
Jimmy Villani
April 25, 2021
To Gregg and the Polentes family. Tree I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please except my sympathy and condolences. May our Lord Jesus provide you comfort and healing during this sad time. Sincerely Doc
Warren Bicking
April 23, 2021
Louie and family - we're so sorry for your loss. We know how much Tillie was loved, and we always enjoyed getting to see her at the occasional family functions over the years. We hope you find peace in reflecting on your memories during this difficult time.
Justin & McKinley Albert
April 22, 2021
On behalf of the Righi family, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to Louis and the entire Polentes family. Tillie was a great friend to our late parents Marino and Tina.
Bob Righi
April 22, 2021
Tillie and I were playmates, classmates at Edgeboro and neighbors right around the corner from each other.

My condolences to the Polentes family.
Kay Yankoski
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