Delores Revello Obituary, Death – Delores Revello, who had lived in Old Forge all of her life, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2023, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, holding her son Pat’s hand as she ascended to heaven. Throughout her lengthy stay at the hospice, her family was by her side at all times. In 1977, she died before her husband Joseph P. Revello.
On Christmas Day, Delores, the daughter of the late John and Mary Sopp, was born. She was educated by the Old Forge School District. She previously held a position in the local apparel industry, more specifically at Duchess Manufacturing. In 1967, Delores and her husband Joe opened Revello’s Cafe.
The establishment immediately became a landmark and the center of the community. After her husband’s death, Delores put in endless hours to grow the business while still caring for her family. The family was significant to Delores. For her children and grandkids, she set a beautiful example. Delores possessed exceptional strength in every way.
All through her life, she showed everyone love, generosity, and charity. She had enjoyed working at the restaurant with her siblings and brother for many years. She also has a sizable family. She insisted on treating every employee at Revello like a member of her family. The annual Revello Christmas party was a favorite with everyone, and Delores liked hosting it.
The residents of Old Forge were dear to Delores. She took great satisfaction in planning community events and the “pizza parties” for all high school sports teams at the end of each season. Delores had a great deal of joy in her life. She cherished bringing her sons and grandchildren to New York City. She treasured the bus rides she took to the Atlantic City casinos with her siblings, friends, and family.
Delores didn’t care that she was getting older. She scheduled weekly manicures and never missed an Erin Sullenberger at Panache hair appointment. Delores’ incisive wit and boundless sense of humor will be sorely missed. She lived a full and noble life. The family expresses gratitude to the nurses from Hospice of the Sacred Heart who assisted the family in caring for Delores at home, namely Kate Merenich, Theresa Venture, Pachulia Ekaterina, and her granddaughter Lauren Ferrett.
Dr. John Diakiw’s assistance and counsel were particularly appreciated by the family. He was a pleasure to have over to her home. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, including Dustin, Lauren, and Ashley Ferrett, Kellen Povanda, Natalie Povanda Carlucci, Blaine Povanda, Caroline, Joey, and Rocco Revello. Delores is survived by her three children, Marilyn Ferrett of Old Forge, Kathleen Povanda and her husband Bernard of Moosic, and Patrick Revello and his wife Heather of Old Forge.
She is also survived by her brothers Andy Sopp and wife Janice, Taylor; Ronald Sopp, Old Forge; and sisters Diane Klink and husband Bernard, Duryea; brothers-in-law James Revello of Doylestown and Thomas Revello, Old Forge; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Her husband Joseph, son Joseph Revello, son-in-law Laurence Ferrett, brother John Sopp, sisters Irene Oliveri and Mary Ann Czerkas, and son-in-law Laurence Ferrett also predeceased her. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 AM on February 14 with Rev. Eduard Shestak serving as a concelebrant and Rev. August A. Ricciardi, pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge, officiating.
The church is the best place to go if you plan to attend Mass. There will be graveside committal services at Old Forge Cemetery after the burial. The public is invited to attend Delores’ viewings on Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and again on Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:00 AM at Ferri & Gillette Funeral Services, LLC, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Please kindly enable the Revello Family’s wake services to take place on Monday before 3:00. To send an online sympathy, go visit the funeral home’s website or Facebook page.