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Louise Dolores Wolny Rolek

Louise Dolores Wolny Rolek, 91, of Dupont, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her children on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Louise was born on December 9, 1929 to the late Frances and Joseph Wolny. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank; her sisters Josephine Elko, Leona Simonson, Ann Waszkiewicz, Helen Romanecz; her brothers Michael and George Waszkiewicz; and her son Stanley Rolek.

Surviving are her daughters Marilyn Ascani, Yvonne Bley Bekanich and her husband Richard Bekanich, Renee Hernandez and her husband Geraldo; her sons Frank Rolek and his wife Lorna, Stephen Rolek and his wife Rita; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Louise grew up in Exeter, Pennsylvania and graduated from Exeter High School in 1947. She moved to Dupont in 1947 when she married and had been a resident there until her death. She was formerly employed at Laura Fashions in Avoca, where she worked until her retirement.

Louise was a dedicated mother first and foremost, and she loved her role as “Grammy.” Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family. She had a knack for making people and the simple things in life seem extra special; so, her home was always a haven for her children and their friends, and in later years the grandkids. There was always room for one more at her table. She loved traveling, especially to places where she could enjoy the sun and the beach. No matter where she went, Louise had an ability to strike up a conversation with just about anyone she met, often turning strangers into good friends.

Louise was a skilled seamstress and her hands were rarely still. She always said a good day was when she was at her sewing machine fixing or making something for a neighbor or friend and listening to her favorite artist, Patsy Cline.

She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed mysteries and thrillers. There aren’t many books she hadn’t read, but more importantly, she always encouraged her grandchildren to be readers.

Louise and her husband loved to dance and were quite good at it. On weekends, you could always find them at a local VFW dancing to their favorite band the “Smoothies.”

Louise was a devout Catholic and a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Dupont.

Louise’s time on earth was a perfect example of “a life well lived.” Let us carry on her legacy by making those around us always feel extra special and by making new friends wherever we go.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad Street, Pittston, PA, 18640.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 27 at 9:30am in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Friends may call from 6-8pm for a walk thru visitation on Tuesday, January 26 at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. If attending funeral mass or visitation, please be mindful that masks and social distancing are mandatory at all times to follow all guidelines issued by the CDC.

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Jan 24, 2021

My condolence, thoughts and prayers go out to the Rolek family.

Aunt Louise was a younger sister of my mother Helen. She played a big part of my early years. Some of my fond memories: She babysat for me and my sisters, she invited me to walk with her in the Exeter Memorial Day parade (she was cheer leader), she had me as her ring bearer for her wedding to Uncle Frank. She was always cheerful and kind.

She will surely be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Joe Romanecs



Jan 24, 2021

Our deepest sympathy. Fred Pierantoni III

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