Gloria Pupa, 95, longtime Pittston Township resident, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Wesley Village in Jenkins Township.
Born in Pittston on June 29, 1926, Gloria grew up in Cork Lane and was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Philomena Aita DeGraba.
She attended Pittston Township High School where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class, completing her education at the Wilkes Barre Business College. Gloria began her career working for Harry Minkoff, Certified Public Accountant, Kingston, and was later employed as a bookkeeper for the Luzerne Intermediate Unit where she remained until her retirement.
A lifelong member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Church, now St. Joseph Marello Parish, she was a choir member for over 50 years, a member of The Altar and Rosary Society, a tireless worker at the annual church picnic, and a willing volunteer in most parish activities. Gloria also had a love of art, especially painting, and studied at Sue Hand’s Imagery in Dallas for many years.
Gloria was a devoted aunt and a truly a wonderful person who greeted everyone with a genuine smile. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Edward Pupa, and siblings Dominic DeGraba, Mary Pertino, Flora Ricetti, Regina DeGraba, Michael DeGraba, Joseph DeGraba, and Elizabeth DeGraba.
Gloria is survived by her sister-in-law, Lucille (Ardoline) DeGraba, Maryland, as well as many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends will gather Sunday February 6, 2022, from 2-5PM at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 7, 2022, at 9:30AM in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending the funeral are asked to go right to the church on Monday morning, internment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.