Florence T. Copello

Florence T. Copello, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 241 Dippold Avenue, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a lengthy illness.

She was born February 22, 1928, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Helen Bauer Haberberger. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1945.

On June 29, 1946, in the St. Mary’s Church, Florence married Maurice O. “Mouse” Copello, who preceded her in death on March 26, 2006.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Brown and her husband Bradley of Mansfield, PA, Marjorie Timm and her husband Mark of St. Marys; a son, Thomas E. Copello and his wife Ruth of Cambridge Springs, PA; six grandchildren, Eric Brown, Erin Brown, Brian Copello, Laura Dandoy, Carrie Dulay, and Daniel Timm; 10 great grandchildren; and by a brother, Arthur Haberberger and his wife Joanne of Reading, PA.

In addition to her husband and parents, Florence was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Walker.

Florence was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards and taking trips to Salamanca.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, September 8, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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