Obituaries

Joyce V. (Keefe) Pallina, RN

Joyce V. (Keefe) Palina, RNJoyce V. (Keefe) Pallina, RN, 86 of Mahanoy Plane passed away on Thursday morning, January 23, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Mahanoy Plane on September 20, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Barrett) Keefe.

She was a 1951 graduate of the former Gilberton High School and the former Hazleton State Hospital School of Nursing.

Joyce was a retired registered nurse (RN) having last been employed at the former Pottsville Hospital.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, John A. Pallina and her daughter, Joyce M. Dempsey.

RNSurviving are one son, John Keating, Jr. of Dublin, Georgia; three grandsons, John Keating, III of Shenandoah, Ian Keating and his fiancé Linda Labert of Weatherly and Sean Keating of York; two great-granddaughters, Ava Marie and Arianna Grace Keating; her daughter-in-law, Marian Long and her husband George of Shenandoah; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am in Divine Mercy Church, 232 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.  A viewing will be held on Tuesday morning from 8:00 am until 9:45 am at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce V. (Keefe) Pallina, RN Has One Condolence Posted:

  1. Elaine Malafarina Tomko says:

    My sincere condolences to Joyce’s family. Her Aunt Florence and Uncle Harry Mokelar were friends of our family in Homesville. I remember the pride the Molelars took in Joyce when she became a nurse and how proud they were of her children as well. My prayers to the family at this sad time. Sincerely, Elaine Malafarina Tomko

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