Helen Bernadette Mauriello, 94, of Exeter, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 7, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Dunmore on October 6, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Elizabeth Murphy Casarella.
Helen ws a graduate of Dunmore High School. She married her husband, the late Mayor of Exeter, Andrew C. Mauriello in 1947. They were married for 59 years before Andrew’s passing, together they owned and operated Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts on Wyoming Avenue in Exeter which is still family owned and operated by their children.
Helen’s door was always open to family, friends, and anyone interested in a good meal and a few laughs. She had endless devotion to her loved ones, greeting them with her accepting smile and warm, gentle
way. Though always seemingly full, she somehow never failed to make another seat available at her table. Her family was her greatest joy, and she lived for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren…her “darlings” and the “lights of her life”. She was truly beautiful inside and out.
She was a member of the Parish of St. Barbara, Exeter, and always professed a strong profound faith in the Lord.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew C. Mauriello in 2006; brothers, Sam and Frank Casarella and sister Mary Casarella Dente.
Surviving are her children, Suzanne Bonita and her husband Dr. Louis Bonita, Andrea Mauriello and Michael Schutz, and Carmen Mauriello, and companion Beth Mattei; grandchildren, Louis Bonita and his wife Kathy; Andrew Bonita and his wife Nicole, and Jennifer Fetzer and her husband Blake; Michael Schutz; Andrew Schutz; A. Carmen Mauriello; and Anntoinette Mauriello; great-grandchildren, Ava, Jimmy, Zachery, Louie, Chloe, Andrew, Carlito, Lola, Mason and Cooper; sister, Jean Ritter, Bethlehem; brother, Joseph Casarella and his wife Charlotte, Stillwater; sister-in-law, Mary Casarella, Egg Harbor Twp; dear friend Joanie Alexander, Old Forge; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to friend and nurse Renee’, Dr. Al & Mary Rodriguez, and Dr. Lou Bonita for all their help and extra loving care of our mom.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday April 5, 2021 at 10:00am in St. Barbara’s Parish, 28 Memorial Street. Exeter following CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance.Those attending are asked to go directly to the church.Private interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.