Obituary for Marie Mirabello Lundy
Marie Mirabello Lundy, born September 14, 1937 in Pottsville, PA passed September 8, 2017 at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, six days short of her 80th birthday. She had been a resident at the nursing home for nearly seven years. Marie was the daughter of the late Francis and Beatrice (Leonard) Mirabello. She was a 1955 graduate of the Pottsville High School and a 1958 graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Cornell Medical Center in New York City and at East Stroudsburg General Hospital prior to coming to Chambersburg in 1962. From 1962 through October 26, 1993 she worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Chambersburg Hospital. She was board-certified as an RN in OB-GYN and as a Childbirth Education Specialist (CES). Marie started childbirth classes in 1972 and taught them until the evening in 1993 when she suffered a major brain aneurysm while teaching the class to twenty-eight couples. She also received formal training in lactation at the University of Delaware and was the only nurse to receive such training at that time.
She is survived by her husband of more than twenty-six years, Robert J. Lundy, Jr. Also surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth (Tammy Kolb) Stempien and Jacqueline Stempien of Chambersburg; step-children, Barbara (Lance) Kegerreis and Robert J. Lundy, III (Elizabeth) of Chambersburg; grandchildren Nathaniel (Katherine) Strickler, Elizabeth (Kyle) Hileman, Sydney and Brynn Kegerreis, and Zachary Lundy; and great-grandchildren John Robert and Charlotte Strickler, and Haddison Hileman. She is also survived by her siblings Suzanne Kraft, Virginia Kline, Francis “Jim” Mirabello, and Jayne Chiplonia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-son, Richard J. “Rick” Lundy on May 19, 2015.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Services will be at a later date at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in Marie’s memory for the hundreds of Franklin County children she brought into this world as a labor and delivery nurse for over thirty-one years at the Chambersburg Hospital, be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue, or to Sweet Grace Ministries, 77 Horst Avenue, both in Chambersburg, PA 17201.