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Louise M. Sompel


Louise M. Sompel, 76, of Jenkins Township entered into eternal rest Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Timber Ridge Health Care Center. Born in Pittston on May 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Frances Byczek DePascale.

She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School and a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a custodian at the Luzerne County Courthouse.

Louise loved to spend time with family and friends; going to dinner dances; any casino near and far; playing scrabble; various card games and working on her Sudoku puzzles while listening to “Frankie in the Morning”. She also loved watching the New York Yankees. She loved violin music and had a cherished collection of violin bric a brac. Her favorite performers were Elvis Presley and Adam Lambert who she saw in concert several times. Louise was a loving and generous mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, co-worker and friend to all who had the pleasure to spend time with her. She will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved grandson Matthew Montagna in 2012; twin sister, Mary Ann DePascale; and brother, Silvio DePascale.

Surviving are her children, Diane Montagna (Chris), Pittston; Robert Sompel, Avoca; Karen Thompson (Brian Dunham), Drums; grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas Montagna; sister and best friend, Marion Shannon, Pittston Township and brother, Guy DePascale (Jean) Yatesville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to the medical teams at Geisinger Wyoming Valley; John Heinz; Compassionate Care Hospice and Timber Ridge for the excellent care they gave Louise.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10:00am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to church. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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