Della M. (Paoloni) Alba

Born: Tue., Dec. 18, 1934
Died: Mon., May 1, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 05, 2017
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 AM Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: St. Cecilia's Church ( St. Barbara Parish)

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Della M. Alba, 82, of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017 with her family and loved ones by her side and in her heart.

She was born in Pittston, Dec. 18, 1934, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rena Frondutti Paoloni.

Della was a graduate of Wyoming High School where she prided herself in being a head majorette and ballerina. She was a Wyoming Girl and over the years was devoted to the Wyoming /West Wyoming Little League and Wyoming Area Band Parents long after she had children involved. She was a Crossing Guard for 30 + years throughout Wyoming and worked the Election polls faithfully. Della never forgot a birthday or an anniversary and acknowledged them all. She was the person you could call on at 4am and she would not hesitate with a "sure honey" to any request. An outstanding cook her rice pudding and sesame seed cookies are known far and wide. She was a wonderful wife "the Boss" to her late husband Joe and an always there Mom/Aunt/ Sister-in-law/cousin/ friend/neighbor to her people. There is no one that knew her that would not say she was a " One of a Kind".

Della was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, sister Josephine Zaboski and brother William Paoloni.

She is survived by- Daughter, Janine and her son Chance; Son, Joseph and his wife Joan; Son Patrick and his wife Caroline and their children Zackary, Autumn, and Rachel; Granddaughter Jennifer and her husband David; Grandson Joseph and his wife Breanna and their daughter and the love of Della’s life Great Granddaughter Bella. Sister- in-law, Marge Paoloni a faithful sister until the end; Brother -in-law Mike Zaboski and Aunt Violet Paoloni. The most amazing nieces and nephews with special acknowledgement to her first daughter, her niece Jackie and niece Karen that never let a week go by without primping Aunt DeeDee with a haircut or manicure and her great niece Kara with whom she shared her birthday. Also a special thanks to her faithful adopted daughter Angela with whom she shared laughs, tears and regular caramel sundaes.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful people that made her smile and gave her that extra time on this long journey of her illness. Lastly, Della loved pictures and so the family invites anyone that wishes to bring a favorite Della Photo to share.

Funeral services will be on Saturday at 9:00 am from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 9:30am at St. Cecilia's Church ( St. Barbara Parish) Wyoming Ave., Exeter. with the Rev. Michael Finn, pastor as celebrant.

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charlotte grodis
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Della,,I am sure you are looking down....a piece of me went with you...I Love You...I pray you were met at Heavens gate by your beloved "Joe"...May you walk, hand-in-hand through eternity...........your star will forever light the heavens....Peace of the Lord be with You.....Charlotte

David and Marilyn Klocko
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
Dear Joe, Janine and Patrick and family, we are most saddened to hear the passing of one of my adopted Mothers growing up. Despite the fact the Joe and I and our group of friends creating havoc in the neighborhood, Della was so warm and supportive and always had a smile on her face and positive attitude. And not to mention the fabulous meals we had at the Alba household! I consider it a blessing to have had her in my life growing up in Wyoming. Condolences from Dave and Marilyn Klocko, Dallas, TX. (9th Street, Wyoming was my homestead)

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