Judith Marie Nowakowski, 78, of Duryea, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Pittston on February 2, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Blasco and Stella Wasielewski Blasco.
Judith was a graduate of Pittston High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College.
Since the age of 14, she began working as a church organist and later became choir director. Most of her tenure was spent at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea where she was a member.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister and will be truly missed.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, George “Nipper” Nowakowski; daughters, Linda Oliveri and her husband Albert, Pittston; Maria Mazzarella and her husband Tony, Laflin; and Laura Brady and her husband Gene, Duryea; son, Thomas Nowakowski and his wife Jackie, West Pittston; grandchildren, A.J. Oliveri, Amanda Oliveri, Alyssa Sicurella, Matthew, Lauren and Nicolas Mazzarella, Ava, Olivia and Geno Brady, Thomas Nowakowski, David Brocca, and Jacqueline Nowakowski, 8 great-grandchildren, sister Joan Lake and her husband Bob, Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:30am in Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday morning. Interment, parish cemetery. Friends may call Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Miles for Michael Foundation.