+ The Pawling Resource Center Mourns Our Dear Colleague Dolores Musella +

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

It is with great sorrow that we announce that our longtime staff member, supporter and friend, Dolores Musella, passed away and entered eternal peace surrounded by her family on March 10, 2015. All of us at the PRC will miss her greatly as she was a much beloved co-worker and esteemed colleague.

Dolores Musella, 63, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and admired friend to many, including the people whose life she touched while active for the PRC, will be remembered by our staff, volunteers and clients  for her unwavering generosity of spirit, kindness and grace.

Dolores was born on November 19, 1951 in Mt. Vernon, New York. She graduated from St. Barnabas High School in the Bronx, New York. On August 8, 1970, she married the love of her life, Louis Musella. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Pawling, where they worked beside each other for the last 45 years raising their family and serving the community.

She leaves her loving memory to be cherished by her devoted husband, Louis, and their two adorning daughters and sons-in-laws, Corinne Pitt and her husband Steven; and Samantha Trinh and her husband Steve. She adored her grandchildren, Eden Pitt and Savannah Trinh. Her brother Glenn Day and his wife Flora, from the Bronx, also survive Mrs. Musella. Some of her most treasured time was spent with her brother and sister-in- law over long weekends in the Adirondacks, where both families have cabins close to each other. Dolores was overjoyed when her grandchild Eden would spend her weekends at the cabin with her. She loved creating lasting memories close to nature with her family and her Yellow Lab Tucker.

Dolores devoted her life to her role as mother and homemaker, lovingly raising two successful daughters, both now mothers. The love of her family was her life’s greatest joy and accomplishment.

She and Louis provided their family with a wonderful home filled with love, security, and devotion; and, she touched the lives of family and friends, who will remember her for her exceptional character and special grace. She was widely admired as a very kind and gentle soul; with upstanding values; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others.

Dolores was admired for her many skills and passions, which included cooking, gardening, antiquing and nurturing a magnificently kept, loving home. She also loved her work at the Pawling Antique Center, where her passion and knowledge about antiques made her an invaluable asset.

A Memorial Mass will be given by Father John J. Duff @ at St. John the Evangelist Church, 39 East Main Street, Pawling NY. On Friday, March 13 at 11 AM.