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Louise Phethean Ardoline

Louise Phethean Ardoline passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Born December 29, 1940 in Pittston, Pennsylvania to George and Mary (Stocker) Phethean.

The oldest of three girls, Louise would survive rheumatic fever to graduate from West Pittston High School in 1959. While in school, Louise excelled in the business course and enjoyed playing the clarinet as well as social events. She also met her future husband, Michael Ardoline. She and Mike married in 1963 and enjoyed 47 years of marriage. Together they raised three children; Michael James, Jr., Rebecca Louise and Robert Raymond.


Louise held many financial positions in the Greater Pittston area, retiring from medical billing. She considered herself fortunate to be able to retire and be able to provide the care that her husband needed. In earlier years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pittston where she served as financial assistant for many years. Later, she joined the Catholic Church and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Pittston.


Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Michael, Jr., numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces. She is survived by children Rebecca (Sandy Schuckers) and Robert (Laurie O’Hop). She is also survived by her much-loved grandchildren Callisandra Elizabeth and Michael Vincent. Sisters Georgann Phethean Winslow (Mike) and Susan Giambra (John) continue to hold special memories of Louise. She is also survived by numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.


Through all her years of raising children and work, Louise still found time to volunteer for many organizations. Louise was an avid reader, especially of James Patterson mysteries, and faithfully did the Times Leader puzzles every morning. Louise enjoyed cooking for and hosting large family gatherings. She also loved to decorate for each holiday but especially Christmas. The trees, even when lopsided, would be covered with lights and all sorts of ornaments. She carried on her family tradition by making Welsh cookies up until her last Christmas at home. She even tried her baking hand making biscotti which she thoroughly enjoyed with a good cup of coffee. She could often be found with some sort of chocolate. She enjoyed music and would play her favorites from the 50’s and 60’s everywhere she went, singing, humming and doing a little bit of dancing.


Louise was a generous, open-minded, and loving woman ahead of her time. She will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew her.


The family wishes to thank Wynwood House of Centre Hall for their nearly six years of care. The family also thanks Grane Hospice for their team who provided excellent hospice care for Louise when she first arrived at Wynwood House and “graduated” from the first round of care. The staff of Wynwood as well as Grane showed grace and compassion to Louise in her last month.


Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Adonizio Funeral Home, Pittston, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at St. Joseph Marello Parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 237 William Street, Pittston, with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.


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