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Mary R. Lavella, 87, of New Castle passed away the evening of Dec.17, 2017, at Golden Hill Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on July 8, 1930, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Komar Hudak. Surviving is her beloved and devoted husband of 66 years, James Lavella Jr., whom she married on June 9, 1951.
In her earlier years, Mary had worked for G.C. Murphy. She was a member of St. Vitus Church. Mary was known as a wonderful cook and baker, and everyone especially loved her lady locks. She also enjoyed keeping her home. Mary will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother who cherished the time she spent with her family.
In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by her children, Jacqueline Babick of New Castle and James Lavella III of Coconut Creek, Fla.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Stanley (Sonny) Babick; brothers, John and Steve Hudak; and sister, Margaret Hruska.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. A procession will leave the funeral home Thursday at 10:30 a.m to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Vitus Church, officiated by Father Frank Almade.
Interment will take place in St. Vitus Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on December 19, 2017
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