Welcome to the memorial page for

Melissa A. (Demko) Molinaro

March 21, 1959 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 58)

Melissa A. Molinaro, 58, of Hazleton, passed away Tuesday afternoon at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Hazleton, March 21, 1959, she was the daughter of John and Nella (Pauline) Demko, Hazleton and spent her entire life in Hazleton.

Melissa was a 1981 graduate of Wilkes University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as Same Day Surgery Nurse for Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.  She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and loved to read, travel to NYC to see her sons, and travel to Ocean City, MD.  She loved life and was a selfless caregiver to everyone she touched. She was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton, where she was a CCD Teacher and was active in the parish picnic.

Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband Angelo C. Molinaro, to whom she was married 34 years on April 9th, two sons Gregory, Astoria, Queens, NY; and Daniel, Manhattan, NY; two sisters Sharon Kello, and her husband Paul, Harrisburg; and Pamela Hay and her husband Jody, Birmingham, AL; and nieces and nephews Julia Kello, Madeline, Ryan, and Evan Hay.

Her funeral will be held Saturday at 10 am with a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, 750 N. Vine Street, Hazleton.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, 49 S. Hunter Highway, Drums.  Friends may call Friday evening 7-9 pm at Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums.  A Christian Wake Service will be held Friday evening.

Donations in Melissa’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at  Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at


 Service Information

May 26, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc.
669 W. Butler Drive
Drums, Pennsylvania 18222

Memorial Mass
May 27, 2017

10:00 AM
Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church
750 N. Vine Street
Hazleton, PA 18201

May 27, 2017

11:00 AM
Calvary Cemetery
49 S. Hunter Highway
Drums, Pennsylvania 18222

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