Remembering Donald A. Bonavoglia

Bonavoglia Donald obit photoDonald A. Bonavoglia
June 11, 2020

Donald A. Bonavoglia, Dunmore, died Thursday morning at home.  He and his wife, the former Susan M. Stas, would have celebrated her 35th anniversary on June 14th.  

Born in Scranton, son of the late Leonard and Mary Rinaldi Bonavoglia, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.  Prior to his retirement, he was the Receiving Department Manager at Sears in the Viewmont Mall.  He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, and the Elmhurst Country Club where he was an avid golfer and very proud of his hole-in-one.  He also was a fan of Penn State Football and the New York Yankees.  

He is also survived by his stepson, Jeff Sarnoski of Justus, as well as a niece, Maria Bonavoglia and fiancée Randy Nixon; and nephews Jason and Michael Bonavoglia.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Angela Loftus, and brother, Vince.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 208 Smith St., Dunmore.  Those attending please gather in front of the church at 9:15 a.m.  Masks and social distancing must be observed.  

Arrangements and care provided by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.

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Remembering Isabella P. Bonavoglia

Bonavoglia Isabella obit photoIsabella P. Bonavoglia
June 13, 2020

Isabella P. Bonavoglia, Dunmore, died Saturday in the Jewish Home of Eastern PA.  Her husband, Vincent A. Bonavoglia, preceded her in death in 1989.

Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Salvatore and Catalda (Catherine) Naro Nicosia, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and had been a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish.  She had been employed as a bookkeeper at Samter’s, and later retired from the Dunmore School District, where she was proud to have worked for over 20 years.  

She was always impeccably dressed to the nines, with her hair and makeup done perfectly.  She was a member of the Jocelyn Club, where they would meet to play Pokeno once a month and take bus trips to New York and Atlantic City  ran by her sister-in-law, Jennie Nicosia.  She loved to entertain at home. Her life was her husband and son, and later her grandchildren whom she babysat upon retirement..  She was an excellent cook, and was known for her delicious  spaghetti sauce, with a secret recipe that she would never share with anyone.  

Surviving is her son, Vincent A. Jr. and wife Marie, and grandchildren Nina, Mia, and Vinny, all of Dunmore; nieces and nephews, and cousins.

She was also preceded by her brothers Michael, John, Tony, Joseph, Sammy, and Carl Nicosia, and her sister, Grace Biagioni.

The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment to follow in Dunmore Cemetery.  All those attending are asked to go directly to the church.

Contributions in Isabella’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, 18701.

Arrangements and care provided by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.  

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Remembering Mary Y. Kusin

Kusin, Mary Obituary PhotoMary Y. Kusin
June 9, 2020

Mary Y. Kusin, 83, Dunmore, died Tuesday morning in Scranton Health Care Center. She and her husband, Steve Kusin had celebrated 58 years of marriage on September 9th.

Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Marion Caviston Ward, was a graduate of Carbondale High School and prior to retirement was employed at Ingersoll-Dresser in Moosic.

Also surviving are a daughter Maryann Kusin, Dunmore, a son Stephen Kusin Jr. and his wife Deborah, Sherman Oaks, CA, a brother Edward Ward and his wife Ann, Carbondale, a granddaughter, Zoey Kusin, Sherman Oaks, CA, her cat Skedaddles, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are private and were entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc.

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