Nellie Bugda, Hazleton, will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 26.
She was born in Hazleton on March 26, 1923, and is a graduate of Hazleton High School. She is a daughter of the late Ella and Dominic DeSpirito, Hazleton.
Nellie was the wife of the late Stephen Bugda Sr., who passed away in 1991. She worked in the local garment industry for a number of years until her retirement and has been working at the Walmart Supercenter in Hazle Township for the past 17 years.
Nellie has four children, Stephen Jr. and his wife, Janet, Hazleton; Joseph and his wife, Beverly, Matthews, N.C.; Marianne Sukel, wife of the late Robert Sukel, Drums; and Donna Delazio and her husband, Philip, Hazle Township.
She is a loving grandmother to her 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Nellie enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with the Pardeesville Christians Association. She is a longtime member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hazleton.