Mary A. (DeBella) Montagna

June 27th, 2015 1:37 am

First Posted: 1/13/2013

Mary A. (DeBella) Montagna, a resident of Exeter, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter.

Born in Pittston on Sept. 23, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Carrie (Tirone) DeBella. She was wife of the late Ross I. Montagna.

Mary was preceded in death by brothers Joseph DeBella, Michael DeBella, Carmen Occhipinti, Nicholas Occhipinti, Samuel DeBella; and sister Sarah Lennox.

Surviving are daughters, Joann and husband Robert Helik, New Hope, Pa.; Mary Carol Montagna, Exeter; granddaughter, Montana Bassett; brothers Steve DeBella, Ignatius DeBella; sisters Katherine Mantione and Carmella Buynak.

Funeral services are Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish (Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church), West Pittston. Interment will be in St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Township.

Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home today, Jan. 13, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mary's daughters, Joan and Mary Carol, would like to thank their family and friends who showed a great deal of support for the duration of Mary's illness. To share a fond memory of Mary or to submit an online condolence, visit