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Catherine T. Mushala

Wednesday, September 5, 1934Sunday, February 9, 2020

Catherine T. Mushala, 85, formerly of Hunlock Creek, passed into eternal life on Sunday evening, February 09, 2020, at Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington Township, where she resided for the past six years.

Her beloved husband was the late Thomas J. Mushala Sr., who passed away on March 08, 2014. Together, Thomas and Catherine shared 47 beautiful years of marriage.

Born on September 05, 1934, in Wilkes-Barre, Catherine was one of eleven children born to the late Joseph and Anna (Democko) Sinay.

Raised in Hanover Township, Catherine was a graduate of Hanover Township Memorial High School, Class of 1952.

A homemaker most of her life, Catherine was a dedicated wife and mother who was proud of being able to stay home and raise her family. When her children were young, she was actively involved in all their activities, and she was renowned for her cooking, baking, and canning.

In her earlier years, Catherine was employed for 18 years in the billing department of the former Bell Telephone Company, Wilkes-Barre.

Catherine was a devout Catholic and a longtime member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Lake Silkworth, where she once served as a CCD instructor and helped with the church’s annual bazaar. Additionally, Catherine and her husband, Tom, worked the polling booth in Lake Silkworth for many years.

While residing at Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Catherine enjoyed participating in the numerous activities there, most especially playing Bingo and Blackjack. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff at Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care they bestowed upon Catherine during her years there.

Family was the center of Catherine’s life and she treasured every moment she had with her loved ones. She will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

In addition to her parents, Joseph and Anna Sinay, and her husband, Thomas, Catherine was preceded in death by her infant brother, Anthony Sinay; her brothers, Joseph, Charles, John, and Stephen Sinay; and her sisters, Stella Gower, Verna Parisi, Mary Brieling, and Anna Keeney.

Catherine is survived by her children, Cheryl Mushala and her husband, Paul Maher, McMurray, Pennsylvania; and Thomas J. Mushala Jr., Benton; her grandchildren, Curtis Maher, Lauren Maher, and Kayla Mushala; her brother, Paul Sinay and his wife, Mary, Ashley; as well as generations of nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11:15 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12:00 PM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 2011 State Route 29, Lake Silkworth, with the Reverend Alex J. Roche, her Pastor, officiating. The Rite of Committal will be offered at the conclusion of the Funeral Mass.

Interment will be held privately for the immediate family on Monday, February 17, 2020, in Saint Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lehman Township.

Family and Friends are invited to Catherine’s viewing which will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send Catherine’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

 

Service Date
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 12:00pm
Services

A viewing for Catherine will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11:15 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be attending the funeral are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 10:45 and 11:00 AM on Saturday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 PM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 2011 State Route 29, Lake Silkworth. The Reverend Alex J. Roche, Pastor, will serve as celebrant. The Rite of Committal will be offered at the conclusion of the Funeral Mass.

Immediately following the Funeral Mass, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the church.

On Monday morning, February 17, 2020, Catherine will be laid to rest privately beside her beloved husband in Saint Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lehman Township.

 

Cemetery

Saint Stephen's Roman Catholic Cemetery | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish | View Map

Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.