Carmela  Pauline
Carmela Pauline, 89, formerly of Hazleton, and a long-time resident of Northumberland, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
She was born in Hazleton, a daughter of the late John and Rose (Milone) Chirico. She was married for 57 years to the late Peter Pauline.

Carmela was a 1948 graduate of Hazleton High School and was in the orchestra led by Rev. Joseph Ferrara.
She was a bookkeeper for Landau's Furniture Store and later worked in retail at JC Penney. She is known for her culinary skills and scrumptious Italian dishes and desserts, especially during the Christmas and Easter holidays.
She was a former member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton, and St. Thomas More Church, Northumberland, and then a member of St. Monica Church, Sunbury.
Carmela was a devoted wife, exceptional mother, and doting grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and granddog, Winston.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Tomoko of Orange, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Mark Zettler of Annandale, Va., and Lucy and Edward Oruch of Blue Bell; four grandsons, Brandon, Matthew, Jared and Daniel; one granddaughter, Gina; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, were two brothers, Nicholas and Michael; her infant sister, Vincenza; and one nephew, Michael Jr.

A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at St. Monica Church, 109 Market St., Sunbury, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11.
Interment will be private in Most Precious Blood Cemetery, Hazleton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Monica Church, 109 Market St., Sunbury, PA 17801, or to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM), 475 E. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144 (

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.
Published on September 14, 2019


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Gina Paolino
Oct 17, 2019
Rest in peace, Grandma. You were my only Grandmother and I will always cherish our memories. I will love you forever and always.
Kerri Sechman
Sep 17, 2019
Rosemary, Lucy & Family, my sincere and deepest sympathy! May you and your family receive comfort and peace in the days ahead! Love, Kerri Reed Sechman
Deb Rabuck
Sep 14, 2019
Dear Rosemary, Lucy, and Peter,
There is no other bond as special as a daughter or son and their mother. Your mother was truly an incredible woman. I have fond memories as a child of both your mother and father and how gentle and kind they both were. May God wrap His arms around you and give you comfort.
Kim (Troup) Falardeau
Sep 14, 2019
Rosemary and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will always remember what a kind, and loving your mom was. I can still smell the gravy and meatballs and the cookies. Sending our love and prayers to you all.