Constance Petruzella

Constance H. Petruzella, 91, formerly of Cortland Street, Carbondale, PA, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Green Ridge Health Care Center, Scranton, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Petruzella, Jr. on January 15, 2005.

Born and raised in Forest City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Pepson Grablutz.

Constance was a graduate of Forest City High School and moved to Carbondale after marrying her husband. She had been employed for over 30 years at the Gentex Corporation, Simpson, where she designed and created prototypes of helmets for military contracts. Constance was very creative and artistic, she enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and animals held a special place in her heart. A generous and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her family.

The family would like to thank the nurses and aides at the Green Ridge Health Care Center, as well as her loyal friend, Pat DiBlasi for their kind and compassionate care.

She is survived by one daughter: Connie Cwikla and companion, Neil DiBlasi, Jr. of Peckville, PA; one son: James Petruzella, III., and wife, Cheryl of Coral Springs, FL; seven grandsons: Joby Cwikla and companion, Teri Isola, Shaun Cwikla and wife, Leann, Cory Cwikla and companion, Lemai Huynh, James Petruzella, IV., Adam, Andrew and Jacob Roslewicz; three great grandchildren: Cameron, Joby, Jr. and Sophia; a brother-in-law: John Petruzella of Berwick, PA; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother: Joseph Grablutz, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church Street, Carbondale, PA, celebrated by Rev. Seth Wasnak, assistant pastor. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

Friends called Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.