Lillian A. DeBello

February 10, 2019

Lillian A. DeBello, 87, passed away Sunday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.  Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Nancy (Stola) DeMatt and was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Nazaro “Fudgie Bell” DeBello in 1980; son James DeBello; sisters Mary Wise, Nancy DeMatt, Matilda Stichalk, Joanne Pizano, Evelyn DeMatt, Sophia Gelinas, Jenny DeMatt, and Violet Perchak; and brothers Michael, Lawrence, and her twin Ralph DeMatt.

Surviving are her daughter Gina Prehotsky and her husband Mark; sons Charles DeBello and his wife Linda, and Lawrence DeBello and his wife Andrea; grandchildren Melissa, Anthony, and Alayna DeBello, and Michael and Taylor Prehotsky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 15th, at 10 A.M. in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday morning in the church from 9-10 A.M.

Memorial donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org.


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