Obituaries

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Irene Cawley (nee Egan) of Mayfair passed away at home on Friday, February 19, 2021 at age 83.

Irene Cawley was the devoted wife of 40 years to her husband (late)John Cawley. Irene was the beloved mother of Phyllis, John(Rachel), and Denise Cawley; proud grandmom of Eleanorlynn, Daniel, and Gwendolyn Cawley. She is survived by her brother Lawrence Egan(Margaret), and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family, who will all miss her dearly.

Phyllis, John, Rachel and Denise want to thank everyone for everything.  Coming here today and last night if you could.  The flowers, the food, the memories.  Everything. 

Mom, Irene, Grendmom, really lived quite an amazing life.  She touched so many people and they were all the better because of her. 

Nancy D. Whartnaby(nee Driscoll), 61, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Nancy was the beloved wife of Robert Whartnaby for 35 years. She was a loving mother to Lori Desher(Robert) and Molly Whartnaby. Future grandmother of Jack Desher.

Nancy was predeceased by her father John Driscoll. She is survived by her mother Dolores(nee Rudolph) and her 4 brothers Jack(Tracey), James(Barbara), David(Lisa), and Michael Driscoll. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, who will all miss her dearly. Nancy loved spending time at the casinos, playing bingo, and going down the shore.


Maryann Rizzo, 90, passed away on February 14, 2021.

Maryann was the devoted wife of Ellis Rizzo, loving mother of Darlene Misko (late Raymond), Antonio Rizzo (Karen), (late) Victoria Hodge (Francis), (late) Jodie Rizzo, and Lottie Rizzo. Maryann was a proud grandmother of Holly McClelland (Robert); Gina Reiss (Matt); (late )Jodi and (late) Darlene Hodge; Jennifer Holmes (Mark Herzog), Victoria Candelaria (Nathanel). She was also a great grandmother to Alexandria, Olivia; Matt, Max; Damien; Nathaniel, and Gabriel.

Services for Maryann Rizzo are being held privately by her family. An interment will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Joseph M. McCarey, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

Joseph was the beloved husband of his wife Dorothy McCarey (nee Malloy) for 62 years. Loving father to (late)Harry McCarey (Joan), Dorothy Stipa(Michael), Joseph M. McCarey, Jr. (Denise), and Colleen McCarey. He was a proud grandfather to Michael (Melissa) and Stephen McCarey; Jen Snopko (Alex), Julie Stipa; Summer; Kristine McCarey. Great grandfather to Peter Snopko.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave., Phila, Pa 19149 from 9:15-10:15 am. Mass to follow at 10:30 am; an interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.

Dolores R. Palys (nee Wawroski), 95, passed away on Thursday February 11, 2021.

Dolores was a devoted wife to (late)John J. Palys for 60 years. She was the beloved mother of Geri Paulits (Ken), (late) Larry Palys, and Christine Stefankiewicz (John). Dolores was loving Nana to Eric Palys, Sr.; John Palys (Kate); Christopher (Lynette) and Adam Stefankiewicz. She was also a proud great grandmother to Eric, Jr. and Ella.

Dolores was a life long resident of North East Philadelphia.  She met her husband John in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.   They married and moved to Tyson Avenue.  Dolores lived on Tyson Avenue for 69 years where she raised her family and cared for her grandsons. 

She loved her home in Mayfair. Dolores was always smiling.  She was quick to share her Nescafe coffee or hot tea when you came to visit her.  She will be greatly missed, remembered and cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday February 16, 2021 at St. Matthew’s Church 3000 Cottman Ave., Phila, Pa 19149 from 9:15-10:15am. Mass to follow at 10:30am; an interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Fund at the above address.

Vernice M. Paolella, 90, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Vernice was a devoted wife to Michael Paolella for 60 years until his passing in 2012. She was the beloved mother of Michele Watkins, Tina McElvarr (Richard), and (late) Peter Paolella. Vernice was a proud grandmother of Gregory Watkins (Katy); Stephanie McGoldrick (Brian), Nicholas Patras (Stephanie); the late Michael Paolella; and great grandmother to Branden, Blaise, Mackenzie, Gavin, Peyton, and Carson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing for Vernice Paolella at St. Jerome’s Church, 8100 Colfax St., Philadelphia PA 19136 on Tuesday February 16, 2021 from 9:15-10:15am. Mass to follow at 10:30am; interment at Resurrection Cemetery 

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting: www.Alz.org

Brian Keith Martin, 35, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Brian Martin was the son of (late) Eleanora “Linda” (nee Still) and (late) Thurman Azil Martin, Jr. Brian was the beloved brother of Sherie Martin, William Still, Anthony Still, Darius Still, Patience Still, Thurman A. Martin, III, Christine Sellers (Pierce), David Martin, Mark Martin, Gregory Martin, Linda Martin, and Kenneth Martin. He was a proud and loving uncle to Elijah; Kayla, Kylan, Ronan; Davita; and Marelli. Brian is also survived by a host of family and friends, who will all miss him dearly.

Ronald MacMurray, 33, passed away suddenly on February 3, 2021.

Ronald MacMurray was the beloved son of Barbara (nee Schanz) and Richard MacMurray. Loving brother to Heather Pacheco(late Tommy Severns), Michael Pacheco(Lisa Stearn), and Maricka MacMurray(Robert Flynn). Ronny was a proud uncle of Eddie Martin; Alex Layman, Robert Flynn, Jr., Emma Rose Flynn; Madalyn, Mikeala, Ava, Elsie Mae Pacheco. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who will all miss him dearly.

Concetta DeAngelis (nee Ippolito), of Philadelphia, on February 2, 2021 at the age of 96.

Beloved wife for 73 years of the late Peter DeAngelis, Sr. Devoted mother of Anthony DeAngelis (Frances), Margherita Whitman, Peter DeAngelis, Jr. (Patricia). Adored grandmother of Christina DeAngelis, Maria Fernando (Rohan), Tricia Kelley (Robert), Lisa Kinneman (David), and Laura Whitman (Tracey). Proud great-grandmother of Jackson, Natalie, Leo, Lorelei, Chiara, Adeline, Kai, and Honor.

Connie grew up in South Philadelphia with her parents, Concetta and Giuseppe, and her late siblings, Rose, Edith, and Anthony. She showed a love and aptitude for learning from her earliest years. Determined to receive the best education possible, even as an elementary school student and against her father’s wishes, she insisted on going to St. Paul’s instead of the public school close to home. She walked to school every day and would remain in the school office during lunchtime, performing small tasks for the Sisters, as the other children, went home for lunch nearby. Connie attended three years at South Philadelphia High School before, like many 16-year-olds of the day, she was told to leave school in support of the family. Her family often wondered what path she might have followed had she continued her education, particularly given her natural proficiency for math. (which not all her children or grandchildren would inherit.)

Gail Claire Parker, 75, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Gail Parker was the beloved wife of Carl Weber; stepmother to Michael, Diana and Cynthia Weber; stepgrandmother to Olivia, Madison and Dylan Dick. Gail also leaves behind her loving cousins, all her dear friends and her cherished fur kids, Brandie, Athena and Leo. She spent most of her life rescuing and caring for animals. 

A visitation for Gail Parker will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at John F. Fluehr and Sons, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Phila, PA 19149 from 10:30 am-11:30 am; Funeral Service will be held privately by the family. Masks are mandatory. Interment will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 1:30pm.


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