Celia Godula

Celia Stefania Godula

1924 - 2021

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Obituary of Celia Stefania Godula

Celia Stefania Godula (Nana) of Carverton, 96, passed from this life peacefully at Wesley Village on October 11, 2021, after a brief illness. She was full of life and love until the very end. And will now be with her husband Frank, who has been waiting for her for over thirty years, along with all her deceased family members for all eternity as the last of her generation. Born at home in Scranton on November 7, 1924, Celia was the daughter of the late Peter Paul Trosky and Pauline Rafalko Trosky who immigrated from Poland in 1913. Celia was raised in Miners Mills and Plains where she resided for almost all of her life. She attended school in Plains Township. Coming from a big family and joining an even bigger family after marrying the love of her life WWII veteran Frank Godula in 1946, her home would be the center of frequent family gatherings, especially on holidays. In a house of very few rooms, multiple generations of family and friends would pack the place in joyous celebration. As an excellent cook, she would always make enough food to feed an army and loved doing it! While raising two children, Celia helped financially support the family by working as a seamstress in the local garment industry where she was a longtime and proud representative of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). Celia was also a very knowledgeable fan of both baseball and football being a loyal fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles, as well as Penn State. All who loved her knew to never disturb Nana when the Phillies game was on television. As a Nana, Celia was most proud of her only grandson, Bernie, the light of her life. She would never miss any of his football, baseball or basketball games at Wyoming Area where she was so devoted and loved that she became known as the designated team Nana. Later in life Celia most enjoyed sitting on her front porch with her family, enjoying the conversation along with a big bowl of fresh fruit. And she really enjoyed Polka dancing, never missing the Pennsylvania Polka show on WVIA-TV every Saturday night. Preceding her in death were her brothers and sisters-in-law Peter (Jean), Chester (Alice), Stanley (Rita), and Joseph. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Peter (Vera) Godula, Lottie (Nick) Petkovyat, Julia (George) Shane, Stella (Charles) Remas, Bertha (Anthony) Karpavich, and Nancy (John) Guntkowski. Surviving are son Ronald, daughter and son-in-law Deborah (Bernard) Ambrosavage, and grandson Bernie Ambrosavage. Sister-in-law Linda Trosky and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service for Celia will be held this Saturday, October, 16, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. in the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc, 55 Stark Street, Plains. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains. Mass will be officiated by Rev. John Lambert, Pastor. Service will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook and the funeral home Facebook sites. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery, Plains. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Celia’s memory can be given to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. For online condolences to the family or for directions to the service, please visit www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com
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Friday
15
October

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, October 15, 2021
Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
5708222416
Saturday
16
October

Funeral Service

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663
Saturday
16
October

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663
Saturday
16
October

Interment

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663