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Colette Marie (Lombardo) Orlando

Colette Marie (Lombardo) Orlando, 88 of Pittston, PA passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 20, 2020. She was born on May 14, 1932 in Pittston, PA to Michael and Louise Lombardo.

Colette is survived by her brother, Michael Lombardo and his wife Donna; nephews: Michael Lombardo and his wife Susan, Joseph Lombardo, James Lombardo and his wife Kim, Francis Lombardo, Robert Lombardo and his wife Jennifer, Attorney Michael Lombardo and his fiancé Brittany Dunn and nieces: Lisa (Lombardo) Alves and her husband Mike and Michelle (Lombardo) Albolino and her husband Marc. In addition, 6 great nieces and 2 great nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her brother Dr. Joseph Lombardo, her husband John Richards, her husband Fred Orlando, and her nephew John Lombardo.

Colette grew up and lived most her life on James Street in Pittston. Upon graduation in

1949 she worked for Eastern airlines in New York, the Hahnemann Cancer Research Center in Philadelphia and as an office assistant in several local professional offices including the medical office of her brother, Dr. Joseph M. Lombardo.

Colette was a wonderful sister, aunt and friend. She loved travel, fine dining, reading and spending time with family and friends. She embodied kindness and grace and genuinely loved interacting with people.

In the last few years of her life, Colette received dedicated and compassionate daily care from her niece Lisa (Lombardo) Alves. The family would also like to thank great nieces Ashlie and Lauren Alves and Lisa Cawley for their assistance with Colette’s care.

The family will receive friends and relatives for a walk-through visitation in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, following CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance,on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, from 10am-12noon.Private funeral mass will be held in St. Joseph Marello Parish and interment in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad Street, Pittston.

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Nov 23, 2020

Michael and family- Robert and I were so sorry to hear of Colette’s passing. What a lovely, kind woman! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol and Robert Kaluzavich


Nov 22, 2020

To the Lombardo family-we want to offer our condolences on Collette’s passing. She will be in our prayers as will the entire family.

George and Lynn Cosgrove

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