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Carmela Sweigart


Carmela Sweigart 11-5


 Carmela C. Sweigart, 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 1, at Colonial Park Care Center, Harrisburg.


 She was born on November 12, 1924 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Agazio and Rosina Imbrognio Nesci.


 Carmela was a graduate of Middletown High School class of 1943. She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and the Parish Council of Catholic Women, American Legion Post 594 Women’s Auxiliary, and a board member of Interfaith Housing, all of Middletown. She was also a member of the Guys & Dolls Club of Steelton. She was a homemaker and a part-time real estate agent for various realtors and enjoyed sewing and reading, but her greatest joy of all was the love she received from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 


 In addition to her parents, Carmela was preceded in death by her loving husband Lee H. Sweigart, daughter Catherine Barra, two brothers George and Vincent Parrelli, and three sisters Gilda Gaudio, Ellen Hydrick, and Mary Murray. 


 She is survived by four sons Lee M. Sweigart of Middletown, Charles E. Sweigart of Newville, Paul D. Sweigart (Cheryl), and Philip J. Sweigart (Tina), all of Middletown; two daughters Betty Jane Schaefer of Washington Boro, and Renie L. Sweigart of Etters; two sisters Rose Marie Ritchey of Middletown, and Philomena Menear of Maryland; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.


 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 7, at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. 


 Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass on Friday at Seven Sorrows.


 Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg. 


 Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown 17057, or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Dr., Ste. 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.


 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown to handle funeral arrangements.



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