Carmella R. Parrell


October 2, 2019

Carmella “Carmie” R. Parrell, 92, formerly of Drums, passed away Wednesday at home.  Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (DeFina) DeNoia and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.

She was 1943 graduate of Hazleton High School.  She worked at Scamper Sportswear.  Carmella was a devout catholic, enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and was an avid reader.  She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Anthony “Nino” J. Parrell in 1988; son Robert Parrell in 2018; son-in-law Rodney Groce in 2015; brother Michael DeNoia; sisters Pauline Dowd, Angela Spanial, and Jane DeNoia.

Surviving are her son Anthony, Drums; daughter Jill Groce, with whom she resided; grandchildren Derek and his wife Holly, Garrett, and Jared Groce; and several nieces and nephews.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 5th, at 10 A.M. in Most Precious Blood Church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.  The family will receive friends Saturday morning in the church from 9-10 A.M.

The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements.  

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