Carmella Theresa Mazzante, 83, of 306 W. Eighth Ave. South Williamsport, died Friday Feb. 6, 2009 while surrounded by her family.
Carmella was born in Williamsport on Feb. 23, 1925, a daughter of Gennaro and Rose Piccolo Noviello.
She was a homemaker and small business owner in South Williamsport but her greatest passion was her children and grandchildren and ensuring they were properly equipped with Godly principles. Carmella was dedicated to the Lord and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. An avid golfer, she was a former member of the White Deer Women's Golf League.
Carmella and her husband, Dominick "Chiz" Mazzante celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Aug. 10, 2008.
Surviving in addition to her husband are nine children, Louis (Jean) Mazzante III of Easton, Dominick (Patricia) Mazzante of Williamsport, James (Kim) Mazzante of Linden, Ann (Joseph) Engel of South Williamsport, Michael Mazzante of Florence, S.C., Rita (Kurt) Wertz of South Williamsport, Thomas (Joanne) Mazzante of Bethlehem, Pa., Nancy (Joseph) Caschera of South Williamsport, Linda (Lee) Fessler of South Williamsport, 38 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, a sister, Assunta Mussare of South Williamsport, three brothers, Ernest A. Noviello of Williamsport, Joseph E. Noviello of South Williamsport, and Orlando J. Noviello of Muncy.
In addition to her parents, brothers, Rev. Anthony A. Noviello, Phillip C. Noviello and a sister Matilda Miele, preceded her in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating, with burial to follow at Wildwood Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday evening, with a family prayer service at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carmella's name may be made to the National Right of Life Committee, 512 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004.