Florence Kathryn Dullen Piccolo, of 790 Brandon Ave., passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014.
Florence was born on Feb. 22, 1917, in Howard and was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (DeLaney) Dullen. She was married to Joseph James Piccolo on Oct. 15, 1940 by the Rev. Alphonsus Manley at the former Mater Dolorosa church. Her husband passed away on Oct. 16, 2006, after 66 years of marriage.
A member of Mater Dolorosa Church, Florence attended mass daily throughout her life and well into her 80s. Her deep faith was forever strengthened after the miraculous recovery of her daughter, Ann. Florence loved praying the rosary and reading about the many miracles of (St.) Padre Pio.
Florence was delicate and refined with immense compassion for others. Her kindness to all and love for her family were exceptional. Florence was a member of the Christian Mother's Sodality, enjoyed baking, and playing bingo with her lifelong best friend, Nellie Verdini Billy.
An avid reader, Florence developed knowledge of nutrition and holistic wellness. Upon learning of her 38-year old sister Gloria's ovarian cancer diagnosis in the early 1960s, Florence thoroughly researched alternative treatment centers throughout the world and located a physician in Chicago, Ill., practicing alternative cancer therapy. Subsequently, Gloria went into complete remission and thrived for decades, before passing at the age of 82.
Florence devoted her life to her husband and children and provided care for her daughter Ann for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Jr. (Vicki Paulina), and John (Pam); daughters, Ann Poust and Catherine (David Bower), all of Williamsport. Grandchildren include Anthony Joseph Piccolo, John Charles Piccolo, both of Williamsport, Stacey Piccolo Saritelli (John), of Hilton Head, S.C., and Maria Poust Ungard, of Williamsport; great-grandchildren, Enzo Piccolo Saritelli and Talia Piccolo Saritelli, both of Hilton Head, S.C., Tadd Christopher Ungard Jr. and Brayden Joseph Ungard, both of Williamsport.
Florence's siblings include Don (Blanche) Dullen, of Howard and a sister, Maxine Dullen, of Lock Haven.
She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Marvin and Jack "Dempsey" Dullen; and five sisters, Elizabeth Laubach, Mary Mann, Verna Butler, Gloria Vilello, and Lilah Eck.
Family and friends are invited to the Portico of St. Joseph the Worker (Annunciation) Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., on Thursday, May 15 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass at 10:30 a.m.
A special "thank you" to Dr. William Pagana and staff for the quality care, compassion and kindness provided to both parents in the later years of their life.
The family will provide the flowers and respectfully suggests memorial contributions to be made to St Joseph the Worker Parish.
To share a fond memory or sign an e-register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.