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Barbara Dee Smulligan, 79 – Member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church

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Barbara Dee Smulligan, 79, of Mahanoy City, passed away Saturday, August 8th, at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Barbara was born in Mahanoy City on October 3, 1940, a daughter of the late Julia (Lahauchuck) and Samuel Schappell.

She graduated from Mahanoy City High School.

Barbara was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Mahanoy City.

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She had worked for the former General Cigar, Mahanoy City PA.,

Barbara was the wife of Paul Smulligan for 60 years.

Barbara is survived by a daughter, Julia Lee, wife of Jerome Petritsch, of Alabama; also survived by a brother, Robert, husband of Beverly (Bierman) Schappell, of Cincinnati Ohio, and by 2 Grandchildren Jacob Petritsch of Alabama and Jennifer Petritsch of Idaho, also by numerous nieces and nephews.

Office of Christian Burial and Divine Liturgy will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, with Rev. James Carroll officiating. Burial will follow at Skyview Memorial Park Tamaqua, PA.

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