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Jean A. Newell, 89, formerly of Mt. Jackson, passed away the evening of Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Paramount Senior Living at Cranberry.
Born in New Castle on Nov. 18, 1927, Jean was a daughter of the late James V. and Rose Perretta Zarilla.
Preceding her in death on July 25, 1994, was her husband, William M. Newell whom she married on May 10, 1952.
Jean was a devoted member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and belonged to its Ladies Guild.
She retired from Sears Department Store, where she had worked in the audit department and also as a sales clerk.
Jean had been an active member of the North Beaver Civic Club and the Jameson Guild. She also had been a poll worker in Mt. Jackson for many years.
Jean enjoyed walking, reading and cherished the moments spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her three children, W. Reed Newell and his wife, Linda, of New Castle, Terri Lohman and her husband, Kenneth Casey Lohman, of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, and James D. Newell and his wife, Deborah, of Wexford, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Natalie Lohman, Matthew Lohman, Jessica Lohman, Abigail Newell and William Newell; and her two great-grandchildren, David Cumo and Anthony Cumo.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Theresa Bozul; her brother, Angelo Zarilla; and her infant sister, Margaret.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
Family and friends are asked to meet at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Saturday, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Father William Siple.
Burial will take place in St. Lucy Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be mailed to St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1 Lucymont Drive, New Castle, PA 16102. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on April 26, 2017
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