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Carmela Pauline

Died: Tue., Sep. 10, 2019


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Carmela Pauline, 89, formerly of Hazleton, and a long-time resident of Northumberland, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Milone) Chirico.

She was a 1948 graduate of Hazleton High School and was in the orchestra led by Rev. Joseph Ferrara. She is known for her culinary skills and scrumptious Italian dishes and desserts, especially during the Christmas and Easter holidays.  She was a former member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton, and St. Thomas More Church, Northumberland, and then a member of St. Monica Church, Sunbury.  Carmela was a devoted wife, exceptional mother, and doting grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and granddog, Winston.

She was a bookkeeper for Landau's Furniture Store and later worked in retail at JC Penney.

She was the wife of the late Peter Pauline for 57 years.  She is survived by son, Peter and his wife, Tomoko, Orange, CA.; daughters, Rosemary and her husband, Mark Zettler, Annandale, VA; and Lucy Oruch and her husband, Edward, Blue Bell; grandsons, Brandon, Matthew, Jared and Daniel; and granddaughter, Gina.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, were her brothers, Nicholas and Michael and her infant sister, Vincenza; and her nephew, Michael Jr.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at St. Monica Church, 109 Market St, Sunbury, with the viewing at 9:30a.m.and a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00a.m.

Interment will be private in Most Precious Blood Cemetery, Hazleton, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Monica Church, 109 Market Street, Sunbury, PA 17801 or to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM), 475 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 (https://cammonline.org/)

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.

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