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Josephine A. Bavolek

Monday, March 11, 1929Monday, January 29, 2018

Josephine A. Bavolek, 88, a resident of Swoyersville, passed into eternal life on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born on March 11, 1929, in Swoyersville, Josephine was one of seven children born to the late Michael and Mary (Depa) Bavolek.

Josephine was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School.

As a young woman, Josephine moved to Philadelphia, working for some years in the garment industry. She then began a career with Central Penn Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank, starting as a bank teller and eventually earning a position in the student loan division. Upon her retirement, she returned to her hometown of Swoyersville.

A faithful Catholic, Josephine was a lifelong member of the former Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

Josephine greatly enjoyed taking walks around town and traveling with her brothers and sisters, and their families.

In addition to her parents, Michael and Mary Bavolek, Josephine was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward, Frank, and John; and her sisters, Helen Yablonski, Mary Baltusavich, and Cecelia Bavolek.

Josephine is survived by her loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, each of whom held a special place in Josephine’s heart.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Friday, February 02, 2018, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. 

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.

Friends and family are invited to call on Friday morning, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send Josephine’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

The Family has kindly asked that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made in Josephine’s memory to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA 18704.

Service Date
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for Josephine will be held on Friday, February 02, 2018, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Friday, February 02, 2018, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home no later than 9:15 AM on Friday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

Cemetery

Mount Olivet R.C. Cemetery | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

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