Woman’s obituary notes she's survived by 'a s***load' of grandchildren

  • The unusual notation appeared on the obit of Pennsylvania woman Dorothy A. 'Stella' Scrobola this week after she died at 85 on Friday

Stella Scrobola's family noted her number of grandchildren in her recent obituary as a 's***load'

Stella Scrobola's family noted her number of grandchildren in her recent obituary as a 's***load'

A Pennsylvania woman who died last week was subsequently honored with an obituary that noted she was survived by exactly a 's***load of grandchildren.'

Dorothy 'Stella' Scrobola, of the town of Wyoming, died on Friday after living her 84 years devoted 'to her children and continues to influence their lives.'

'Stella, to all who knew her, was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her,' reads the obituary.

The death announcement fails to explain just why, other than her unique character, the family chose to use the unsavory term instead of an actual number.

Interestingly, the obituary does note the numbers of her children and great-grandchildren.

A nurse by training, Scrobola 'raised six loving children' and was the great-grandmother to 'one big great-grandson,' it reads. 

If Scrobola's family is anything like the family of 81-year-old Larry Upright, they made the decision as a way to honor the great-grandmother.

The North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016. 

'We did it solely to do something nice and honorable for our dad,' his daughter Jill McLain told WSOC-TV



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