Patricia Stella

Patricia Ann Stella

1943 - 2012

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Patricia Ann Stella, 69, of the Miners-Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre, following an illness. Born in the Miners-Mills section of Wilkes-Barre on January 14, 1943, she was the daughter of the late John and Verna Bozenski Rodak. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Class of 1960. She had worked in several clerical positions for local businesses and most recently in the food service department of General Hospital and the Olde Country Buffet. Her main job was being a loving mother and especially a loving grandmother. Patricia enjoyed gardening, playing bingo games and getting lucky at the casino. She was preceded in death by an infant son Harold, brother Raymond Rodak and a sister Elizabeth (Betty) Wierzbinski. Patricia is survived by daughters Gina Konnick and her husband Michael, Shavertown; Christine Stack and her husband Jeff, Portland, Maine; a son Harold Jr. and his wife Carrie, Hudson; sisters Helen Hassler, Clark, New Jersey; Mary Suchocki and her husband Edmund, Wilkes-Barre; Louise Cookus and her husband Jerry, Wilkes-Barre; Jean Frank and her husband Dan, Lehman; brother John Rodak and his wife Regina, Southhampton; her loving grandchildren Danielle and Juliana Konnick, Harold III and Samantha Stella, Carina Stack and many nieces and nephews. Patricia's funeral will be conducted on Monday at 9:00 a.m. from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains. Interment will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 9 and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704.
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