In Loving Memory of Josephine Rita Krupar Sabatelle

Josephine Rita Krupar Sabatelle

Josephine Rita Krupar Sabatelle

Formerly of Dunmore, PA December 28, 1918 ~ January 12, 2016 Date of Service: January 25, 2016

Josephine Rita Krupar Sabatelle, 97, formerly of Dunmore, died Tuesday, January 12th in the Wayne Center of Wayne, PA.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Leonard Sabatelle, who died in 1986.


Born in Hamlin, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Mary Labas Krupar, and was a former member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore.  A woman of deep faith and devotion, she stressed Catholic education, and was very involved with the PTA of St. Anthony’s School.  Josephine and her late husband were the founders and owners of Billy’s Seafood and Steakhouse in Dunmore. 


She was a loving mother to her daughters, Marianne Pufko and husband George; and Rosaria Elwell; and adored, and was adored by her three grandchildren, George Thomas Pufko, Jr. and wife Angela; Atty. William Stephen Pufko, Sr. and wife Danielle; and Maj. Nicole Ussery and husband Maj. Jeremy; and her eight grandchildren, Kylee, Kamryn, Luke, Liam, Ava Rose, Kendall, Ashlyn, and Natalie; as well as many nieces and nephews. 


She was also preceded in death by her brother, William Krupar; and her sisters, Margaret Dominick and Helen Krupar. 


The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Entombment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.


Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  

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