Remembering Carmen Perry DeNaples

Carmen Perry DeNaples
March 4, 2021

Carmen Perry DeNaples, 58, of Dalton, died Thursday at Allied Services Hospice Center, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Roxanne Pezzuti, celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on May 30, 2020.

Born in Scranton, son of Patrick “P.J.” DeNaples Jr., Dunmore, and the late Patricia Ann Perry DeNaples, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School, class of 1981, and was a co-owner of the family-owned business, DeNaples Sanitation Inc. He was also a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of the Reading Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles and hunting. He was a devoted, loving, caring and hardworking husband, father, son, nephew, cousin and friend who will be dearly missed.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Geisinger Community Medical Center Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Allied Hospice, and especially his cousin and friend, Dr. Louis DeNaples.

Also surviving are his children, Atty. Ciara DeNaples, Carmen Perry DeNaples Jr., and Adriana DeNaples; his sisters, Maria DeNaples Nardelli and husband, Joseph, and Gina DeNaples Scarborough and husband, Jason; his brothers, Patrick DeNaples III and companion, Kate Kollar, Michael DeNaples and companion, Joann Glinsky, and Dino DeNaples and wife, Stephanie; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition, he is survived by his mother-in-law, Lucy Riccardo Pezzuti; sister-in-law, Cheryl Simon and husband, Mitchell; and brother-in-law, Robert Pezzuti and wife, Dana.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carmen and Maria Catherine DePietro Perry; his paternal grandparents, Patrick Sr. and Margaret Mary Gallo DeNaples; his uncle, Saverio “Sam” DeNaples, and infant uncle, Nicholas DeNaples; an aunt, Carmella DeNaples Padula; and his father-in-law, Robert Pezzuti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately due to COVID-19. Interment will be held in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Dunmore. There are no public calling hours.There are no public calling hours.

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

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UNICO’s COVID-19 Relief Initiative Helps Friends of the Poor

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National recently presented its fifth Covid-19 Relief Initiative donation this year.  In recognition of Friends of the Poor’s continued good works during this pandemic, Keystone UNICO donated $1,000 to assist in their efforts. 

Anyone wishing to make a donation can send their tax-free donation payable to “Friends of the Poor” at 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

Pictured at the Keystone UNICO check presentation to Friends of the Poor are, from left: Keystone Chapter UNICO Board Members Toni DiVizio and Michele McDade, Board Chairman Frank Coviello, Mark McDade, Chapter President Mary Ann Coviello, Louise Ligi and Friends of the Poor President and CEO Meghan E. Loftus. 

“Rally For Restaurants” Supports Local Businesses

With restaurants feeling the impact of COVID-19, Lackawanna College teamed up with Scranton Tomorrow and the City of Scranton to raise money to help local restaurant owners and workers make ends meet. The effort raised over $30,000, which went directly to participating restaurants, and over $7,000 for the Lackawanna College School of Hospitality scholarship fund.  

Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams, pivoted in a multi-faceted effort to help support the restaurant industry while also giving students valuable culinary experience with some of the area’s leading chefs. 

“Rally for Restaurants exemplified what our region is known for-neighbors helping neighbors. We were honored to serve alongside the City of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow to bring much-needed dollars to local restaurants,” said Stephanie Decker, Associate Vice President of Social and Economic Impact.

Lackawanna College’s School of Hospitality students worked alongside expert chefs from eight local restaurants, serving a total of 684 meals since the initiative launched in February 2020. A combination of generous sponsorships and in-kind donations helped offset the operating costs for the events, along with funds raised from private donations and t-shirt sales. 

“I want to thank Lackawanna College and all of the students, and anyone involved at the College who has generously donated their time and energy to put these events on. There are few places like Scranton where you see a community rally around each other in times of need. It has been the bright spot in an otherwise dark year,” said Patrick Nasser, co-owner of Backyard Alehouse. 

Lackawanna College will launch a second Rally for Restaurants initiative later this month.