In Remembrance of Dorothy A. Boccella
Dorothy A. BoccellaDunmore, PA Feb. 9, 1960 ~ July 16, 2013 Date of Service: July 19, 2013
Dorothy A. Boccella, 53, Dunmore, passed away Tuesday morning at home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She and her husband, Gerald J. “Jerry” Boccella celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this past June 26th.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Sarkis and Dorothy Dyer Abdalla, she was a graduate of West Scranton High School Class of 1978, and went on to attain both her Bachelor’s Degree in 1982 and Master’s Degree from the University of Scranton. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and had been employed at the Abington Community Library, where she loved her job and coworkers.
Dorothy, who had a heart of gold, was known for being extremely kind and thoughtful to everyone, always placing the needs of others before her own, even so much as putting her career aside to raise her family. The material things in life didn’t matter to her—what was most important was the well-being of her family whom she truly adored. Her favorite times were those moments spent with the ones she loved, baking, and knitting. She was a friend to all, and loved by everyone.
Dorothy’s family wishes to extend their gratitude to Traditional Home Health and Hospice for their compassion and skill, and making this most difficult time manageable for them.
Also surviving are sons Michael and wife Diana of Eynon, and Nicholas and wife Ashley of Clark, NJ; sisters Nancy Savitsky and husband Tony of Norwich, NY; Marie Littell of Clarks Summit; and Mary Lou Baldys and husband Rick of Williamsport; a brother Charles Abdalla and wife Julie of State College; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law Greg Littell.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St.. Dunmore. Interment to follow in the Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening in the funeral home from 5-8 p.m.