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Petronella "Pat" Michaels
February 16, 1928 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Petronella (Pat) Michaels, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Monday November 13, 2023 at Wilkes Barre General Hospital.
Born February 16, 1928 to the late Peter and Mary (Hudak) Tomasura. Pat was raised in Edwardsville and attended the local schools. She went on to work in various sewing factories and then the Blue Ribbon Bakery in Kingston where she met her late husband Stephen "Buddy" Michaels. They were married fifty-five years prior to his passing in 2003.
Pat was also employed at Bishop O'Reilly High School, Kings College in food services and was well known for her catering expertise, especially her veggie and fruit displays throughout the Wyoming Valley and the JCC of Wilkes Barre. Through doing what she loved came along making many lifelong friendships.
She was a parishioner of St John's the Baptist Larksville, was the social secretary, choir member and one of the "famous" pierogi makers. She also enjoyed word finds, rosary group, the occasional breakfast dates with her church ladies, gabbing on the phone, last but not least Christmas eve dinner with family.
Preceding her in death, besides her husband Stephen, were brothers Peter, Albert, David and Richard, sisters Mamie, Helen, Agnes, Irene, Herminia, Bernadine and Alma.
Surviving are her sons Stephen (Janet Basarab) Edwardsville, Peter (Lynne Hoyt) Sweet Valley, Michael (Susan Vohar) Edwardsville. Grandchildren Lisa Edwardsville and Stephen (Mari) Avoca. Many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 10:00 am from the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in St. John the Baptist Church, Nesbitt St, Larksville. Interment will follow in Saint Cyril Methodius Cemetery, Pringle.
Friends are invited to join the family from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday November 16, 2023 and Friday morning, from 9:30 am until time of service.
Family would like to thank the staff at Allied SNF Meade Street, WBGH 6" floor nursing staff and Dr Kish for the care and compassion provided to Petronella.
Family asks to omit flowers and make a donation to St John the Baptist Church in Larksville in memory of Pat.