Remembering Donna Marie Jenkins

Donna Marie Jenkins 
March 4, 2021

Donna Marie Jenkins, 72, of Dunmore passed away Thursday peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her husband the late Thomas Jenkins.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Dominick and Mary Silvi Rudolfi, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School.  Donna was an active member at Dunmore Presbyterian Church.  

Donna was devoted to her family and loved cooking for them, especially Sunday dinners.  She also enjoyed planting flowers, shopping, and going to the casinos.  Her favorite vacation spots were Disney World and Las Vegas.  Donna was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and sister.  There was always something special and magical the way she treated her grandchildren, Michael and Alana.  Her face lit up and her smile was like sunshine whenever they were around.  

The family would like to thank the staff at Allied Hospice, Geisinger CMC, and Pennsylvania Ambulance for all their kind and compassionate care they showed towards Donna.  

She is survived by her daughter Joelle Ruddy and husband, Gene, Dunmore; sons, John Guimento and wife, Shelly, Dickson City; and Dominick Jenkins, Dunmore; sisters, Brenda Gallagher and husband, Jack, Dunmore, and Edith Cacciamani, Dunmore; a brother, Angelo Rudolfi, Olyphant; grandchildren, Michael Guimento and Alana Ruddy; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene Yzenas, and her former husband, Michael Guimento. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 208 Smith St., Dunmore.  All those attending are asked to follow current CDC guidelines in respect to wearing a mask and social distancing.

Interment to follow in Dunmore Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Allied Services Hospice Center, 511 Morgan Hwy., Scranton, PA 18508.  

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Remembering Anne Walker Kelly

Anne Walker Kelly
February 25, 2021

Anne Walker Kelly, 87, Dunmore, died early Thursday at home.  She and her husband, John E. Kelly, celebrated 60 years of marriage on January 7th of this year.

Born in Pittston, daughter of the late William E. and Mary Clisham Walker, she was a graduate of Pittston High School and the Pittston Hospital School of Nursing.  As a registered nurse, she had practiced in Pittston, Scranton, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.  She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Dunmore.  A beloved wife and mother, she will be deeply missed.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by their sons, John P. of Los Angeles, CA, and William of Fairfax, VA; her brothers, William E. of Kendall Park, NJ, John and James of Pittston, and Patrick of East Stroudsburg; as well as nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial and interment in Dunmore Cemetery will be privately held.

Contributions in Anne’s memory may be made to St. Ann’s Monastery and Shrine Basilica, 1233 St. Ann St., Scranton, PA 18504.

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

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Remembering Clare Babinec

Clare C. Babinec
February 16, 2021

Clare C. Babinec, 97, Dunmore, died early Tuesday morning in Abington Manor where she has resided the past several years. She was the wife of the late John P. Babinec who died in 1989.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Clare Hauseman Malseed and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore. Clare attended and graduated from Philadelphia schools and prior to retirement she had worked as a buyer at FW Woolworth’s Co.

Her family wishes to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff at Abington Manor for the care and compassion shown to Clare during her stay with them. 

Surviving are a son John Garrity and his wife Anita, Blakley, two daughters, Mary Dunda and her husband John, and Kim Babinec, all of Dunmore, five grandchildren, John Garrity, Jr., Jessup, Scott Garrity and his wife Sarah, Archbald, Jake Dunda, Roaring Brook Twp., Lexie Dunda and Maxwell Babinec, both of Dunmore, three great grandchildren, John, Frankie, and Amelia Garrity, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church in Dunmore. Interment will take place in the Dunmore Cemetery.  

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Arrangements by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. in Dunmore