Mary A. Montagna

September 23, 1930 - January 9, 2013

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Mary A. DeBella Montagna of Exeter passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter. She was the wife of the late Ross I. Montagna.

Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Carrie (Tirone) DeBella.

Surviving are her daughters, Joann and husband, Robert Helik, New Hope; and Mary Carol Montagna, Exeter; granddaughter, Montana Bassett; brothers, Steve DeBella and Ignatius DeBella; and sisters, Katherine Mantione and Carmella Buynak.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph DeBella, Michael DeBella, Carmen Occhipinti, Nicholas Occhipinti and Samuel DeBella, and sister, Sarah Lennox.

Funeral services are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Corpus Christi Parish (Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church), West Pittston, at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Interment services will take place in St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Township.

Mary's daughters, Joann and Mary Carol, would like to thank their family and friends who showed a great deal of support throughout the duration of Mary's illness.

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