Carmella (Coni) Bartell of Milford, Pa., dies at age 84

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Carmella (Coni) Bartell, of Milford, Pa., died on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. She was 84.

Daughter of Lamar and Rose Bartell, she was born in Morristown, N.J., on Jan. 23, 1934.

She grew up as the eldest of six in Brooklyn and later moved to Milford. She worked for several businesses in Milford, but anyone who knew her understood that she had a passion Survivors include her loving companion of over 30 years, Werner Wentz; sisters, Dorothy (Dottie) Morey of Baltimore and Judith (Judy) Walsh of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Karen Murach, with partner Michael Keelan of Stratford, Conn., and their son, Ryan Keelan of Brooklyn; and her son, Robert Murach, with wife, Karen, and their two children, Evan and Lauren, all currently living in Augusta, Ga. She is also survived by Michael Wentz, Tirza Wetzel (Wentz), Matt Wentz, and their families, who she loved as her own children and grandchildren, many loving members of the Murach, Daley and Riggio families, nieces and nephews, and a host of long-time dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Lamar Bartell; siblings Lamar (Buddy) Bartell, Frances “Joy” Fattarusso (Bartell), and Rosemary “Mary” Bartell; and former spouse Robert Murach.

Services and burial took place at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, N.Y., on Monday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation (, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (, or the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337.

Arrangements were by Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford.
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