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December 28, 1947 - September 18, 2019
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Patricia “Patty Cakes” Marie Genell, age 71, of Old Forge, passed away Wednesday at home.
Raised in Duryea, Patty was born on December 28, 1947, and was the daughter of the late Joseph Belaski, Sr. A beauty pageant queen in her youth, she once held the title of “Miss Wyoming Valley.” A 1965 graduate of Northeast Highschool, upon raising her children she worked for many years at Doc’s Sports Bar, Mac’s Cafe and, prior to her retirement, as the bar manager for the American Legion, Old Forge.
Above all else came her family. Never missing the opportunity to spend time with the loves of her life, her grandchildren, their Grammy will be missed forever.
She is survived by her loving sons, Jason Genell and wife Amy Marie of Taylor and Joseph (J.J.) Genell and wife Peggy of Old Forge; five adoring grandchildren, Dakota Genell, Nico Genell, S.J. Genell, McKenzie Nichols and David Pilger; a daughter-in-law, AnnMarie Albano of Laceyville; a sister, Maryann (Sissy) Drako of Florida; Nephew, Rob Drako and wife Kim and family of NJ; and Kevin and wife Cindy and sons of CO; and her faithful companions Pumpkin and Tigger.
She was preceded in death on February 3, 2017, by her son, Jeffrey Genell.
A blessing service to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Divine Mercy Parish Pastor, is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 4:00PM until services. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions, flowers or to leave a condolence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patty’s name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter c/o 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411.