Lena Papale (Cristina)
Age 90, of Penn Hills, peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Angelo Papale. Loving mother of Donna Ciorra (Michael), Reno Papale (Linda), Angela Rodden (Greggory), and Angelo “Joey” Papale (Colleen). Grandmother of Michelle Rodden (Lou McCaskill), Melissa Rodden, Renee Ciorra (Traci), Marino Paple (Clara Maggio mother of Marino), Kim Moore (Bob), Gina Mitchell (Robert), Jessica Homer (Jeff), and April Schwenning (Ron); great grandmother of Mason Mitchell, Carson Mitchell, and Lena Ciorra. Daughter of the late Marino and Marie (Rubino) Cristina. Stepdaughter of the late Pauline Pronio. Sister of Phil Cristina (late Rose), the late Joseph Cristina (Patricia), and the late Jeanie Maiola (late Russ). Survived by nieces and nephews.
Lena, throughout the years enjoyed playing bingo, cards, going to the casino, taking walks, cooking (spaghetti), taught her kids how to dance, and loved animals, especially her cat Smokey and bird Kramer. Most of all Lena loved her family, for he who has family shall never be poor. Lena will be missed dearly by her family and all who knew her. All of the good times she shared with her loved ones will be remembered forever.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Findlay C. Wylie Funeral Home, Inc., 11311 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills.
Blessing Service will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will follow Blessing Service at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
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