Remembering Marie A. Brazen Kirschenheiter

Marie A. Brazen Kirschenheiter
May 24, 2022

Marie A. Brazen Kirschenheiter, 87, Dunmore, died early Tuesday morning at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of both the late William Brazen who died in 1991 and the late Emil Kirschenheiter who died in 2008.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Carmella Iagulli Zaccagnino. Nane, as she was known to her family and many friends, was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. 

Marie’s family and especially her two granddaughters were the light of her life. Everything she did and was about centered around her family. This included her beloved grand puppies Elly and Dewey as well.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Jones and her husband William, and Lisa Harhut and her husband Mark, and twin granddaughters, Jessica and Amanda Harhut, all of Dunmore, a nephew Thomas Phillips, a niece Maria Courtright, as well as several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Slavinsky, Rosemary Phillips, and Ginger Wiktor as well as two brothers, Joseph and Emil Zaccagnino.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore.  Interment to follow in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dunmore.

Friends may call Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and or Shriners Hospitals for Children

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Remembering Ann Corrine Shuta

Ann Corrine Shuta
May 18, 2022

Ann Corrine Shuta, 58, Dunmore, died Wednesday at Linwood Nursing and Rehab in Scranton.  

Born in Dunmore, daughter of Paul and Rita Doyle, Dunmore, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Ann enjoyed shopping so working in the cosmetics department at Kaufmann’s was a perfect fit for her.  She had also been employed at Specialty Records and the Advocacy Alliance where she was very proud to assist on their crisis line.  She was known as a kind person who was always willing to help others, and will be missed by those who love her.  

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Linwood Nursing and Rehab, Geisinger Cancer Center, Allied Services Hospice, and a special thank you to Dr. Linda Arcurie for all the care and compassion shown towards Ann.  

Also surviving is her son, Ryan Shuta and girlfriend Sam McGraw, Olyphant; her sisters Helene Dale and husband Tony, Schuylkill Haven; and Geraldine Amaya and boyfriend Thomas DeLorenzo, Dunmore; brothers John Doyle and wife Janette, Scranton; and Paul Doyle and wife Karen, Throop; her significant other, Julian Long, Dunmore; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Services will be private.

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

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Remembering Eugene A. “Gene” Simonetti

Eugene A. “Gene” Simonetti
May 6, 2022

Eugene A. “Gene” Simonetti, 97, Bunker Hill Section of Dunmore, died Friday evening in the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton. His late wife was the former Elvira Versarge.

Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Paul and Maria Simonetti, was a lifelong member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Gene served honorably in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign during WWII. Prior to retirement he was employed at Joseph The Furrier in Scranton.

His family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at both Lackawanna Healthcare and Gino J. Merli Veterans Center for the care, support, and compassion shown to Gene and to them.

Surviving are two sons, Paul, Dunmore and Leo and his wife Betty, Olyphant, three grandsons, Leo Eugene Simonetti, Scranton, Dr. Paul D. Simonetti and his wife Kelly, Maryland, and Justin Simonetti and his wife Jen, Olyphant, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Gina Simonetti, eight sisters, Florence, Vera, Dora, Josephine, Elizabeth, Yolanda, Marie, and Rena, and three brothers, Nello, Peter, and Paul.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM in St. Rocco’s Church, Kurtz Street in Dunmore. Interment to take place in St. John’s Cemetery in Jessup.

 Friends may call Tuesday in the funeral home from 5PM-7PM.

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