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Carmella A. Yakscoe

Obituary for Carmella A. Yakscoe

July 29, 1927 - February 26, 2018
Norristown, Pennsylvania | Age 90


Carmella A. Yakscoe "Molly "of Norristown passed away peacefully on February 26, 2018 at age 90. Born July 29, 1927 in Norristown, Carmella was the daughter of Virginia (DeSimone) and Michael Petriello. She was the beloved wife of George Yakscoe who passed away in 1985.

Carmella was the loving mother of Joan L. Yakscoe (Thomas Markle) and Stephen G. Yakscoe (Noreen). She was the cherished "Nana" of Meredith Yakscoe-Markle (Jeffrey Lessans), Stephen Yakscoe, Jr., Christopher Yakscoe, Caitlin Yakscoe, James Yakscoe, Nora Yakscoe and Eileen Yakscoe and 'Great-Nana" of Gavin Lessans. Carmella is survived by her brother, Sam Petriello and sisters, Jean Fazio and Ann Shaffer.

Molly worked and retired from the Graphics Department of the Norristown Area School District. She retired and returned to work as a part-time substitute aide. Molly's greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren. Christmas was her favorite season of the year as she shopped for the perfect presents for her family. Watching everyone opening their presents on Christmas Eve was the highlight of Molly's year. As a 16-year cancer survivor and a widow of 33 years she defined the meaning of resilience. Molly was a woman who was strong, astute and comically cantankerous, she knew and spoke her mind. Her grandchildren and great grandchild were her greatest joys and she was fiercely proud and protective of them.

Relatives and friends are invited to Carmella's Life Celebration at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 600 Hamilton St., Norristown PA on Monday, March 5th from 10-11:20 AM followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Inurnment will follow at St. Patrick Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County, 536 George Street, Norristown, PA 19401

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Family Services entrusted to Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000.

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  • Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County
    536 George St.
    Norristown, PA 19401

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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