Marie Pingar Obituary - Freeland, PA | Standard-Speaker
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Marie V. Pingar

1928 - 2020
Marie V. Pingar Obituary

Marie V. Pingar, 92, formally of Freeland, passed away peacefully Friday at Highland Park Senior Living, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Hazleton on Sept. 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Mary Potette DeLeonardis.

Marie was a 1946 graduate of Hazleton High School and worked for Duplan Silk Mill, Hazleton. She loved attending big band dances where she met her future husband and love of her life, Francis Pingar. They would marry in 1955 and build a life in Freeland, where they raised four children.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Freeland.

Marie loved spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren, always cheering them on at their many events. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, traveling, painting and staying fit with Silver Sneakers. Marie especially loved being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was very proud of her Italian heritage, and inspired her children and grandchildren to feel the same. Marie was known for her style and elegance, as she had an eye for fashion and took great pride in her appearance. Most of all, Marie was known for her kindness, her gentle nature and loving disposition to all who knew her.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Francis, in 2014; and her brother, Jack, in 2002.

Marie is survived by her children, Marisa Sowinski and husband, Thomas, Mountain Top; Robert and wife, Janice, West Chester; Karen Saydlowski and husband, Karl, Downingtown; and Michele DeAngelo and husband, Paul, Aston; and eight grandchildren, Courtney Sowinski Dragoon and husband, Chase; Rachel Sowinski; Sarah and Nicole Pingar; and Maria, Giovanna, Marco and Vincent DeAngelo.

In addition to her immediate family, surviving are sisters-in-law, Mary Nemchik, Glenolden; Claire Havens, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Ann Hydock, Wernersville; and Elizabeth Dudinyak and her husband, Richard, Freeland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, 898 Centre St., Freeland. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in church.

Burial will follow in Most Precious Blood Cemetery, Hazleton.

The family is eternally grateful to the kind and compassionate care given to "sweet" Marie by the staff at Highland Park Senior Living and The Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish.

McNulty Funeral Home, 494 E. Butler Drive, Freeland, is in charge of arrangements.

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