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Shirley P. (Penko) Covella

January 7, 1942 ~ January 6, 2017 (age 74)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
3-7 PM at Hamp Funeral Home
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
11 AM at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church


Shirley (nee Penko) Covella, age 74, of Tonawanda, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. Born January 7, 1942 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (nee Druhaloski) Penko and had been a resident of Tonawanda for the greater part of her life. Shirley was a member of St. Bartholomew Anglican Church and the Altar Guild at the church. She had been employed at Erie County Child Protective Services before retiring and was a dedicated animal caregiver.

She was the wife of Joseph A. Covella; mother of Jim Keller of San Diego, California, Frank (Helen) Covella of Boca Raton, Florida, and the late Suzanne Keller, who died in 1990; sister of Darlene (the late John) Granditsch of North Tonawanda; and grandmother of Shawn Keller, Kelly Keller, Joseph Covella, and Thomas Covella.

Friends may call from 3-7 PM on Tuesday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, 2368 Eggert Road (near Sheridan) in the Town of Tonawanda; the Rev. Arthur Ward officiating. Friends invited. If desired, memorials to St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150, are preferred by the family.

 Service Information

January 10, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hamp Funeral Home, Inc.
37 Adam Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Funeral Service
January 11, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church
2368 Eggert Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

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