Lena Rose Bartolacci Chickillo

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Lena Rose Bartolacci Chickillo, 86, Scranton, died late Wednesday at Allied Services Hospice Center in Scran­ton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roland Bartolacci, in 1966, and Charles Chickillo in 2001.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Ettore and Enrica Zangrilli Ludovici, she was a graduate of West Scranton High School.

Lena was a devoted wife and mother and a dedicated servant to our Lord. She adored her children and lived her life to guide them with unconditional love and enduring commitment. The light of her life was Carmen, her special child, whom she nurtured and cared for with the utmost tenderness and compassion. Another treasure in her life was her grandson, John, who always brought her great joy. Her son-in-law, Ron, and daughter-in-law, Maggie, also held a very special place in her heart. During her life, Lena faced her many challenges with amazing strength and dignity and instilled those qualities in her children. One of her greatest enjoyments was spending time with her beloved family in Italy. She spoke the language fluently and traveled there often, creating a special bond with the people she grew to love so much. Witty, fun-loving and charming, she was the life of the party and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Anees Fogley, all of the staff at the allied Hospice Unit, especially Judy Wallick, and to her wonderful caregivers, Betsey legos and Jennifer Kuchwara. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.

Surviving are her sons, Joseph Bartolacci, of Scranton, and John Bartolacci, of Taylor; daughter, Marina C. Chickillo and husband, Ron, Scranton; grandson, John Joseph Bartolacci Jr., Taylor; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by son, Carmen Chickillo; sisters, Sadie Ottone and Mary Ambrosi; and brother, Albert Ludovici.

The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, Scranton Street, West Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton, Carl J. Savino Jr., supervisor.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Arc of NEPA, 115 Meadow Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.
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Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 7, 2018