Joseph A Moran Funeral Home Inc
229 W 12Th St
Hazleton, PA 18201
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Natalie Durso Paisley

Natalie Durso Paisley Obituary

Natalie Durso Paisley, a lifelong resident of Hazleton, passed away peacefully this past Saturday.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Michael A. Paisley, and loving children, Helene and her husband, David Seamon; Judiann and her husband, William McGrogan; John and his wife, Anna; Michael Jr. and his wife, Michelle; Neil and his wife, Terri; Natalie and her husband, David Umbriac; and Nicholas and his wife, Christine. She was also the cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren, Jillian, Lauren, Matthew and Michael Seamon; Ann Marie McGrogan; Katie and Ryan Paisley; Gina and Nathan Paisley; Austin, Jarod and Megan Paisley; and Samantha, Abby and Vincent Paisley. She is also survived by her sister, Angela Lakovich; brother, James Durso; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Neil "Nat" Durso; a brother, Neil; and sister, Sister Ann Marie Durso, D.M.

Natalie was a lifelong member of Most Precious Blood Parish, Hazleton, and was involved in the parish's Altar and Rosary Society, as well as the Bishop Hafey Mothers' Club.

She was a 1952 graduate of Hazleton High School. She worked for her father's business, Diamond Bedding Outfitters, and also as a secretary at D.A. Harman School. She served as a "domestic engineer," and was an excellent cook and baker.

Natalie's loves include her Mike. They were not "too young" at all, and their love is the definition of love. Period.

Her children, their husbands and wives, and her wonderfully wonderful grandchildren. She and Mike were so very proud of each and every one. They attended and enjoyed many events supporting all of their children and grandchildren.

Her faith. She and Mike taught their family well about always keeping God in their lives and sharing His special love every day.

Her extended family and friends. Their door at 319 was always open. Always welcoming and always happy to have company. Always good food, coffee and homemade desserts.

Desserts. Fudgsicles, pizzelles, crystals and funnel cakes at the beach. And, of course, blueberry pancakes from Cracker Barrel.

The beach. She and Mike loved whenever the family all gets together, but especially appreciate that they have continued their Wildwood tradition for 50 some years.

Music. She was so proud of her Mike's voice and his gift of song. Her very own crooner. She always encouraged him to record himself singing and playing the guitar for Facebook and YouTube and to sing in shows with the MPB Community Players and the MPB Folk Group. Her ability to pick out harmonies was also a gift she was able to share while singing with her Mike. (And their love survived even though she accidentally sat on his first guitar.)

More music. Always a part of their lives. Their gifted family joyously sang at parties and family celebrations. And their relatively new-found friend, "Mrs. Google," allowed Mike and Natalie to play for you any song, from Frank Sinatra to Home Free ("Hallelujah!") to Andre Rieu to the U.S. Army Band's "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

She wanted to be remembered as "a fun mother and Mommom." You will be. We have so many happy, funny, wonderful loving moments that we will cherish for an eternity.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton.

The family will attend a grave site service at Most Precious Blood Cemetery, Hazleton, officiated by her nephew, the Rev. James J. Paisley, and a Celebration of Life liturgy will be held sometime in the future.

Condolences may be entered at www.moran


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