Joseph R. Libonati

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October 22, 2019

Joseph R. Libonati, 88, of Hazle Twp, passed away Tuesday at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community.  Born in West Hazleton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Pecora) Libonati and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.

He worked at several local grocery stores for many years.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his brothers Francis, Michael, and Lawrence Libonati, and sisters Louise Poniatowski, and Connie Rubin.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Antoinette Fornataro; son Dr. Joseph Libonati; daughter-in-law Dr. Helene Glassberg; daughters Laura Petrilla and her husband Dr. Ronald, and Carmine Christy and her husband Joseph; grandchildren Olivia Cipriana Libonati, Michelle Beasley and her husband Jack, Dr. Christine Petrilla, Tracey Weber and her husband Steve, and Robert Petrilla and his wife Eileen; great grandchildren Jackson and Ethan Beasley; brother Eugene Libonati and his wife Rita; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 26th, at 10 A.M. in Most Precious Blood Church.  Burial will be in Most Precious Blood Cemetery.  There will be no viewing.

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


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