Barbara DiLauro, 78, of West Hazleton, and formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away Sunday morning at St. Luke Pavilion, Hazleton.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Wallace A. and Mary (Casino) Heller.
Barbara was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Prior to retiring, she was employed at Comfort Inn, of West Hazleton.
Barbara enjoyed watching sporting events, especially to see her beloved grandson Chase, play baseball and basketball. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed trips to the beach. She also loved to cook for her family, had a passion for animals, and spent time bowling and painting ceramics.
Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all.
Preceding her in death, was her foster brother Robert DelGaudio; and her loyal granddog Maxx.
Surviving, are her husband of 58 years, Peter DiLauro, Jr.; daughter Regina Petrilyak and husband John ‘Pilsey’, of Tresckow; son Michael DiLauro, of West Hazleton; grandson Chase Petrilyak; brother Wallace Heller and wife Nancy, of Drums; sister-in-law Patricia Tafuro and husband Tony, of Long Island, NY; and nieces and nephews, Erica and Anthony Tafuro, and Kathleen, John Jr., Donna, Denise, and Debbie DiLauro.
Her funeral service will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., Blaine and Cleveland Sts., McAdoo. Rev Brian Clarke will officiate.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations for a park bench for the Pavilion at St. Luke Village, Hazleton, in Barbara’s memory can be made to Regina Petrilyak, c/o Damiano Funeral Home, 24 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, PA 18237.
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Park Bench at St Luke Pavilion, Regina Petrilyak c/o Damiano Funeral Home
24 E. Blaine St., McAdoo PA 18237