June 24, 1931 - February 11, 2022
Mrs. Doucilia "Doucie" Panella, 90, widow of the late Thomas Panella, Sr., passed away at her home on Friday, February 11, 2022. Born June 24, 1931 in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Caron and the late Elise B. Caron. Mrs. Panella's loving influence was shared with countless students during her thirty year career with North Brunswick Township Elementary School and she was a faithful parishioner of St. James Catholic Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished time spent with her family. Doucie was a member of the Red Hats, the St. James faith sharing groups, and several area card-playing groups. Her bubbly personality and quick wit kept her many friends constantly in stitches. Her love of others was only exceeded by her generosity. Survivors include her children, Donald Panella and his wife Dorothy, Caryn D'Jang, and Thomas Panella, Jr. and his wife Brenda; her grandchildren, Donny Panella and Dana Panella; her great-grandchildren, Kadence Panella and Bentley Panella; her sister, Jeannette Pelletier; her personal caregiver, Angela Miller and her baby Sydney; her surrogate grandson, Patrick Michael Ott; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Panella was predeceased by her brothers Robert Caron and Donald Caron. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Oscar Borda. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX, 75284-0692.
Mrs. Doucilia "Doucie" Panella, 90, widow of the late Thomas Panella, Sr., passed away at her home on Friday, February 11, 2022. Born June 24, 1931 in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Caron and the late Elise B. Caron.... View Obituary & Service Information
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