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Madeline A. Trakes
January 24, 2024
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Madeline A. Trakes of Mahanoy City, was called home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2024 at the Manor at St. Luke's Village in Hazleton. Born in W. Mahanoy Township she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Wysoski) Putalonis. She was a 1950 graduate of West Mahanoy Township High School and a 1953 graduate of the Ashland Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City and the Catholic Nurses Association. She began her nursing career at Somerville Hospital in New Jersey and after returning to Pennsylvania she was a nurse for Dr. Davidson, the Mahanoy City Visiting Nurse Association and retired with 25 years of service as a Pennsylvania State Health Nurse. She loved to travel with her husband and visited many ski areas around the world with him. Preceding her in death were her husband Robert A. Trakes in 2015, an infant daughter Mary, her son Robert and a brother Charles Putalonis. She leaves behind her daughter Kathleen Miller and her husband Michael of Tamaqua, grandchildren Michael Miller and his wife Sara of Pembroke, MA, and Samantha Monck and her husband Oliver of Ashland, a great Grandson Noah Miller and her beloved cat Buddy. Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral on Saturday February 3rd at 10:30 AM from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. The Rev. Cindy White will officiate. Interment will follow at Sky View Memorial park in Hometown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM. Contributions in her name to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 Greenwood Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.