During the early evening hours of Saturday, Emily Mussoline, better known to those who loved her as "Bubba," of Hershey (formerly of Hazleton) passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior in her home at the age of 92.
Born on June, 30, 1929, in McAdoo, to the late George and Amelia (Puhalo) Brankovich, Emily was one of eight children. She was a 1947 graduate of Hazleton High School, where she met her husband, Joseph A. Mussoline. The two were married July 24, 1948. Emily devoted her life to being a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to tending to her family, Emily was an avid reader. She also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint and playing pinochle with her closest friends.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Joseph A. Mussoline; brothers, Paul, Steve and George Brankovich; and sisters, Anna Salvaterra, Zory Vukson, Helen Otterbine and Catherine Paisley.
Surviving are her four children, daughters, MaryLou Swanson, Hazleton; Mrs. Brent (Joanne) Lewis, Selbyville, Del.; Jane LaMela, Hershey; and son, Frank (Debbie) Mussoline, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Denise) Knelly, Sugarloaf Twp.; Jamie (Jeff) Lawson, Charleston, S.C.; Lisa LaMela, Philadelphia; and Gina LaMela, Hershey; as well as caring and valued friend, Ashley Sweitzer, Enola; and many nieces and nephews.
No public viewing or funeral services will be held. Emily's family plans to hold a small and intimate celebration of her life at a date to be determined.
Contributions in her honor can be made to Caring Hospice Services of Central Pennsylvania, 101 Good Drive, Unit 1, Lancaster, PA 17603.
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