Stella V. Bacarella
June 4, 1921 – July 12, 2020
Stella Virginia Bacarella, 99, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.
Born June 2, 1921 in West Point. Virginia, from the union of Joseph Pucilowski and Lottie Waniewski.
She was one of three children.
Stella met and married Nick Manol on January 6, 1945 in Toledo, OH. Sadly, Nick passed away in
1959. Stella then met the next love of her life: Sam J. Bacarella. They got married on June 29, 1963 in
Toledo, OH. Together they spent over 40 wonderful years together before Sam's passing on June 25,
During WWII, Stella worked at Doehler Jarvis Company in Toledo after which she became a
Beautician in the Toledo area.
Stella was a long time member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Monroe. A lifetime member of the
Ladies Auxiliary with the VFW Post 1138 and a life member of the Ladies Knights of the Knights of
Columbus Council 1266 of Monroe. In her free time, Stella enjoyed crafting, ceramics, going to bingo,
bowling, cooking and baking.
Most importantly, she was a loving homemaker to her children and husband. She was the matriarch that
held everyone together. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren which
meant the world to her. She had a huge heart and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Stella
was a strong independent woman until her passing, She was loved by everyone who knew her and she
will be sorely missed.
To cherish her memory, Stella leaves behind a daughter, Sandra (Sean) Wilson of Monroe and four
grandchildren; Michael Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Nicholas Manol and Zachary (Katie) Manol.
Stella is preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Lottie, her two husbands: Nick Manol and Sam J.
Bacarella, her son: Sam Manol, and two brothers: Chester Pucilowski and Henry Pucilowski.
Stella's will lie in state on Friday, July 17 at 10 am. at Saint Michaels Catholic Church. There will be a
funeral mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church at 11 am. with Fr. Philip Ching officiating. Entombment
will take place at St. Josephs Cemetery.
In honor of Stella, memorable donations have been suggested to St. Michael's Catholic Church of
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