Remembering Carmella M. Panaro

Panaro, CarmellaCarmella M. Panaro
April 21, 2020

Another golden heart stopped beating on Tuesday, Carmella Panaro, of Dunmore, died at the Green Ridge Healthcare Center, Scranton, where she received excellent care during her final days.

Born in Dunmore, Carmella was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Maria Lucia Romaniello Panaro. Carmel graduated from Dunmore High School and was employed by the Diocese as a housekeeper at the Rectory of SS Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore for over 40 years.

Carmel was the “Pizelle Queen” who made hundreds of pizelles for St. Anthony’s bake sales. Carmel was a kind, sweet, caring and gentle woman who devoted her life to the church and will be sadly missed.

She is survived by her nephews; Eugene, (her caregiver), Gerard P., Joseph, William and Mark Panaro and Charles Breig. Niece’s; Deborah Butler, Charlotte Baron, Judy McHugh and Suzanne Mielo and several grand nephews and nieces. 

Carmella was preceded in death by brothers; Gerard A., Gaetano, Vito, Donato, and Joseph. Sisters; Bertha Panaro, Bernetta Breig and a niece Mary Ruland. 

Interment, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore with graveside services by Msgr. Michael Delaney.

Due to the current pandemic and to keep everyone safe, a private viewing for the family will be held.

Arrangements by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore.

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