Donato C. Farole
1932 - 2023
Donato Carmen “Danny” Farole, 90, of Nesquehoning, peacefully entered into eternal rest Saturday, January 21, 2023 in St. Lukes Hospital, Miners Campus. He was the husband of the late Margaret Mary “Peggy” Farole who passed away September 21, 2021. Born in the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning, he was the son of the late Dominic “Tommy” and Angelina (Vaccaro) Farole. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley in Summit Hill, and he was a former member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Nesquehoning where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.
He loved his country and proudly served during the Korean Conflict. During his paratrooper basic training, he took first place out of 1152 men in a physical fitness competition.
For 32 years he was employed in the shipping department for Tarkett, Inc. in Whitehall, PA until his retirement in 1994. He also worked for Cerimele’s Catering for over 50 years.
For 42 years he helped raise money for the American Cancer Society by playing his accordion and guitar during their annual cancer telethon.
In 1986 he was named Man of the Year for the Panther Valley Chamber of Commerce.
He loved entertaining people with his music and singing. He also enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many, many friends.
Surviving are daughters Theresa Faenza and her husband Joseph of Coaldale, and Annette Koval and her husband Stephen of Nesquehoning; sons Donato “Danny” Jr. and his wife Nina of Mahoning Valley and Dominic and his wife Colleen of Hummelstown, PA; grandchildren Joseph, Amanda, Christine, Donato, Josh, Anthony, Angelina, Maria, Dominic, Sophia, and Antonio; great grandchildren Connor, Jovie, Jack, Andrew, Alex, and Josephine; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister Antoinette Greek and a brother Anthony “Buddy” Farole.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. in The Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux, 15 E. Garibaldi Ave. Nesquehoning, PA with Rev. Robert George officiating. Interment will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Call Thursday night 5-8:00 P.M. and Friday morning 9-10:00 A.M. all in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in his name to the American Cancer Society c/o 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford, PA 18232 or to The Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux, c/o 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, PA 18240. The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences at www.blazoskyfh.com.
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Shrine of Saint Therese of Lisieux Church
15 E. Garibaldi Ave, Nesquehoning PA 18240
American Cancer Society
33 Ridge St., Lansford PA 18232