In Remembrance of Deborah N. Padula
Deborah N. PadulaDunmore, PA November 27, 1955 ~ November 9, 2014 Date of Service: November 12, 2014
Deborah N. Padula, 58, of Dunmore, died Sunday morning in the Moses Taylor Hospital. She and her husband, Frank J. Padula, Sr., would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on November 19th.
Born in Scranton, daughter of Natalie Norkaitis Zyla, a resident of St. Mary’s Villa in Elmhurst Township, she was a graduate of West Scranton Catholic High School and Empire Beauty School, and was the owner and operator of Deborah Padula’s Beauty Shop in the Bunker Hill Section of Dunmore. She also worked as a loan officer for many area mortgage companies, and was partner with her son at Pennsylvania Financial Lending, Inc.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt who was dedicated to and enjoyed making her home open for everyone, even the family pets that brought her so much comfort and joy, like her granddog Dually. Deborah enjoyed cruising vacations and spending time on the beach in the sun and sand, and in the summertime, relaxing at her pool with her family. She loved when her children came over for a home-cooked meal, always making sure that everyone had more than enough to eat because ‘no’ was never an option. A member of the St. Ann Basilica Parish in Scranton, Deborah had an open and caring heart, and a smile and laugh that could brighten any day.
Also surviving is a son, Frank J. Padula, Jr. and wife Denise, and a daughter Christina Carmella Padula, all of Dunmore; her first granddaughter Gianna Marie Padula, with whom Deborah cherished every moment; sisters Sandra Slezak and husband Robert of Wyoming, PA, and Michelle Cali and husband Frank of Dunmore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral will be Wednesday, with mass at 2 p.m. in St. Ann’s Shrine Basilica, 1250 St. Ann St., Scranton. All those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church, as there are no public calling hours. Interment in the Dunmore Cemetery.