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July 15, 1939 - June 1, 2022
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Judith “Judy” Kozlowski Donatello, 82, a lifelong Taylor resident, died Wednesday morning at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph P. Donatello, on April 21, 2004, after 44 years of marriage.
Born July 15, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Molodick Kozlowski. A graduate of the former Taylor High School, class of 1957, she first worked at Food Fair Supermarket where she would eventually meet her future husband. She worked at the Taylor Hill Cleaners and Zayres before retiring from Carm’s Dress Shop in West Pittston. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, prior to its closure.
Judy always enjoyed camping. In her earlier years, camping trips extended from Maine to Canada and a trip with Joe to Alaska was something she had never forgotten. She loved attending NASCAR races and really enjoyed cooking. Upon Joe’s passing, she was an avid bowler in South Side Bowl’s mixed league and she was also a fixture at Pine Hills Golf Course where she played in the Ladies’ League. Amazingly, on the one-year anniversary of Joe’s death she hit a hole-in-one.
Above all else came her family. She especially adored her grandchildren whom she considered the loves of her life. Many of her fondest memories came while attending their activities throughout the years. Being a large part of their lives meant so much to her.
Passing away peacefully, Judy will be forever missed by her family and friends.
Her family would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Dr. Armando Sallavanti and the staff of Allied Services, both Skilled Nursing and outpatient Hospice (especially Jonathan, Amanda and Nicole), for their collective care, compassion and love shown to both Judy and her family throughout the years.
She is survived by her adoring family including her son, Paul Donatello and wife, Nancy, Taylor; three grandchildren, Edward and wife, Shelly, of Spring Brook Twp.; Ashley, of Carlsbad, Calif.; and Vanessa, of Philadelphia; two great-grandchildren, Gradon and Henley; her brother, Ronald Kozlowski, Nicholson; and nieces and nephews.
A blessing service will be private from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, by the Rev. Francis Pauselli. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
In lieu of flowers and due to her great love for animals, memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s name to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411.