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Dolores M. Lapera

January 11, 2024

Dolores Lapera Obituary

Dolores M. Lapera, 97, passed peacefully in the comfort of her home in Carbondale on January 11, 2024.  She was the widow of John B. Lapera, who passed away in July 1977. 

Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Frank J. and Rose M. Tomaine Comeno, she was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. Dolores and John built their family home together on the former site of the William Penn grade school that she attended as a child.

She enjoyed traveling on Sunday afternoons to antique shops and different places of interest, shopping at her favorite stores, dining at restaurants, cooking and baking, and annual vacations with her family to Cape May, Diamond Beach, or Stone Harbor in New Jersey. She loved hosting Christmas holidays for extended family at her home. She was a faithful member of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Carbondale.  There she was part of a weekly meal ministry the parish offered for the community.

Prior to retirement, she served as the President and CEO of Race Builders, Inc. after her husband’s untimely death. Later she worked in the Office of Lapera Oil Company in Carbondale.

The Family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Miss Karen McLaughlin her devoted caregiver, to wonderful relatives and very special friends of both John and Rick, to Dr. Matthew Haley, and to the staff from Traditional Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

Dolores is survived by two sons: Reverend John M. Lapera and Richard J. Lapera.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Violet Comeno; Joseph Comeno; Theresa Dowd; Marie Dellapenta; and Frank R. Comeno.

The funeral will be Monday, January 15th, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 am in Saint Gregory’s Church, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green.  Interment will take place at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  Arrangements and care are entrusted to the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers a charitable gift may be offered to Saint Rose of Lima Parish, 6 N Church St. Carbondale, PA 18407.

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Gregory's Church
330 N. Abington Road
Clarks Green, PA 18411

Private Interment

Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
412 State Route 106
Greenfield Twp., PA 18407


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