In Loving Memory of Bernadette Appel
Bernadette AppelThroop, PA January 29, 1945 ~ September 26, 2018 Date of Service: October 1, 2018
Bernadette Galasso Appel, 73, of Throop, died Wednesday at Regional Hospital, Scranton. She was a devoted and loving wife of 52 years to Gordon G. Appel Sr. He was the "apple" of her eye.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Pasquale and Mildred Pagnozzi Galasso, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish, Dunmore. She was a faithful Catholic.
She was an avid doll collector. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and created her own original candy recipes. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She was always helping or feeding someone, even a stranger. She was an original snowflake.
Also surviving are four children, Kimberlee Snell, husband, Michael, Throop; Gordon Appel Jr., wife, Kerry, Moosic; Gina Galea, Scranton; Patrick Appel, wife, Sarah, Jessup; 10 grandchildren, Codi, Dante, Tiana, Shayne, Michael III, Jadeyn Snell, Gordon III, Cole Appel, Tyler, Armand III Galea; and a sister, Theresa Galasso, Dunmore; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Grace Galasso, Donna Costello, an infant sister, Marie; and son-in-law, Armand Galea Jr.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment, St. Michael's Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.