Natalie Paisley

January 9, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Natalie Durso Paisley, a lifelong resident of Hazleton, passed away peacefully this past Saturday.

      She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Michael A. Paisley, and loving children – Helene and her husband David Seamon, Judiann and her husband William McGrogan, John and his wife Anna, Michael Jr. and his wife Michelle, Neil and his wife Terri, Natalie and her husband David Umbriac, and Nicholas and his wife Christine. She was also the cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren – Jillian, Lauren, Matthew and Michael Seamon, Ann Marie McGrogan, Katie and Ryan Paisley, Gina and Nathan Paisley, Austin, Jarod, and Megan Paisley, and Samantha, Abby, and Vincent Paisley. She is also survived by her sister Angela Lakovich and brother James Durso, and many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Neil “Nat” Durso, a brother, Neil, and sister, Sister Ann Marie Durso, D.M.

      Natalie was a lifelong member of Most Precious Blood Parish, and was involved in the
      parish’s Altar and Rosary Society, as well as the Bishop Hafey Mothers’ Club. She was a 1952 graduate of Hazleton High School. She worked for her father’s business, Diamond Bedding Outfitters, and also as a secretary at D.A. Harman School. She served as a “domestic engineer”, and was an excellent cook and baker.

      Natalie’s loves include ..
      - Her Mike. They were not “Too Young” at all, and their love is the definition of love. Period.
      - Her children, their husbands and wives, and her wonderfully wonderful grandchildren – She and Mike were so very proud of each and every one. They attended and enjoyed many events supporting all of their children and grandchildren.
      - Her faith. She and Mike taught their family well about always keeping God in their lives and sharing His special love every day.
      - Her extended family and friends. Their door at 319 was always open. Always welcoming and always happy to have company. Always good food, coffee, and homemade desserts.
      - Desserts. Fudgsicles, pizzelles, crystals, and funnel cakes at the beach. And, of course, blueberry pancakes from Cracker Barrel.
      - The beach. She and Mike loved whenever the family all gets together, but especially appreciate that they have continued their Wildwood tradition for 50-some years.
      - Music. She was so proud of her Mike’s voice and his gift of song. Her very own
      crooner. She always encouraged him to record himself singing and playing the guitar for Facebook and YouTube, and to sing in shows with the MPB Community Players and the MPB Folk Group. Her ability to pick out harmonies was also a gift she was able to share while singing with her Mike. (And their love survived even though she accidentally sat on his first guitar …)
      - More music. Always a part of their lives. Their gifted family joyously sang at parties and family celebrations. And their relatively new-found friend, “Mrs. Google”, allowed Mike and Natalie to play for you any song, from Frank Sinatra to Home Free (“Hallelujia!”) to Andre Rieu to the US Army Band’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

      She wanted to be remembered as “a fun mother and Mommom”. You will be. We have so many happy, funny, wonderful loving moments that we will cherish for an eternity.

      Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12
      th St., Hazleton. The family will attend a gravesite service at Most Precious Blood Cemetery,Hazleton, officiated by her nephew, the Rev. James J. Paisley, and a Celebration of Life liturgy will be held sometime in the future.
    • Guestbook
      Timmy and Mary Jane Hunter
      Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Paisley family at this difficult time. We know how much you’ll miss your wife, mother and grandmother.
      Lisa, Jamie, Neil and Alex Chaban
      Our family was blessed to be part of the extensive extended Paisley family wrapped in the loving arms of Mom Mom.  So many great, fun memories over birthdays, holidays and especially the amazing Wildwood vacations that will forever be in our hearts.   While she may not have gotten the kids name right every time, they definitely knew they were included in the clan and loved with her warm smile and huge heart.   She will be truly missed, but her hysterical stories will thankfully live on and she will continue to bring joy to us.  
      with tears in my eyes flowing down my cheeks i read the most beautiful obituary about mom paisley the special lady and mom i never had the pleasure to meet but i feel i got to know this cute little lady by working with natalie these past years and hearing such great stories and great adventures the whole family had been on or going to and all the baking and cooking mom paisley did with her family always enjoying fun times together always something to look forward to and how we will dearly miss this special mom to all of us but we will never forget and we will always remember mom paisley    love and hugs rosanne
      Janice Calhoun
      (I worked at Hazle Drugs with Natalie.) My Deepest Sympathy and may God comfort your family for the loss of a very sweet lady.
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