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In Memory of

Lena M. DiPaolo

January 1, 1922 - November 26, 2016

Obituary


Lena M. DiPaolo, age 94 of Avalon, native of Johnstown and longtime resident of Plum Boro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Wife of the late Nunzio V. DiPaolo; loving and devoted mother of Vince DiPaolo (Laurita) of Connellsville, Donna DiPaolo of Bethesda, MD and Philip J. DiPaolo of Avalon; proud Grandma of Daniel DiPaolo of Boston, MA and Sarah DiPaolo (Jay Nichtengale) of San Francisco, CA. Preceded in death by her siblings, Phil Ciraulo, Rose Panaia, Christine DeFrank, Ann Colletta, Sam and Joe Ciraulo. Among her surviving nieces and nephews are her...

Lena M. DiPaolo, age 94 of Avalon, native of Johnstown and longtime resident of Plum Boro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Wife of the late Nunzio V. DiPaolo; loving and devoted mother of Vince DiPaolo (Laurita) of Connellsville, Donna DiPaolo of Bethesda, MD and Philip J. DiPaolo of Avalon; proud Grandma of Daniel DiPaolo of Boston, MA and Sarah DiPaolo (Jay Nichtengale) of San Francisco, CA. Preceded in death by her siblings, Phil Ciraulo, Rose Panaia, Christine DeFrank, Ann Colletta, Sam and Joe Ciraulo. Among her surviving nieces and nephews are her godchildren; Carol Yanek and Sharon Wolf.
During World War II, Lena served as an Air Raid Warden, worked as a nurse's aide and Girl Scout troop leader, served as President and May Queen of the Sodality, and wrote to many servicemen. Lena's passions in life included children, dancing, music, baking, sewing, crocheting, bowling, and most of all, her family. She donated countless crocheted lap robes to charities, with the goal of making the world warmer, one persona at a time. Her pizza and cookies were much sought-after and traveled widely, including to California, Canada, and Vietnam. As a homemaker, she ventured far from the kitchen and laundry, capably handling painting, yard work, and home repairs. She will be remembered as a devoted mother to all who needed comfort, as an optimist who chose to see the best in others, and as a caring person who believed that the meaning of life was helping others.
Friends will be received 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home Inc., 1014 California Ave, Avalon (412-766-5600). Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue, Thursday at 10 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the CASA of Westmoreland County, 2 North Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601, Fayette County Children & Youth, 130 Old New Salem Rd., Uniontown, PA 15401 or any other charity That Benefits Children.