Donna Jean Marnell


April 5, 2018

Donna Jean Marnell, 63, of Hazleton, passed away Thursday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.  Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of Nicholas Scintilla, Drums, and the late Cecelia (Moro) Scintilla and was a member of Good Shepherd Church, Drums.

She retired as a supervisor for the Department of Welfare.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her mother, was her first husband Louis J. Marnell Jr. in 1990.

Surviving are her longtime companion Thomas Brogan, Hazleton; sons Louis J. Marnell III and his wife Kendra, Montgomery, AL, and Brian N. Marnell and his wife Jennifer, Pittsburgh, PA; step-children Tammy Williams and her husband Jason, Drums, and Thomas Brogan and his wife Shayla, Miami, FL; grandchildren Janna and Paige Marnell, and Olivia, Brady, and Noah Williams; brothers Ronald Scintilla and his wife Deena, Clermont, FL, and Nicholas Scintilla and his wife Lori, Drums; and several nieces.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, April 12th, at 12:30 P.M. in the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 P.M. in Good Shepherd Church, Drums.   Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-9 P.M. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Catholic Social Services, 214 W. Walnut St., Hazleton, PA  18201.  

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