Remembering Elenor Irene Caswell

Elenor Irene Caswell
March 21, 2021

Elenor Irene Caswell, Dunmore, 92, Dunmore, died early Sunday at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation, Taylor. She was the widow of the late Ernest G. Caswell who died in 2011.

Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late John and Anna Bohmach Metcho, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1945.  In her younger years, she was employed as a sales clerk for the Scranton Dry Goods Co. before her marriage and starting a family.  She was a life-long member of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church in Dunmore, and also its Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are sons, Thomas E. Caswell, Dunmore, and James Caswell and wife Kim; grandchildren Julie, James Jr., and Carrie; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Malinchak, Mary Katusak, and Helen Haschak; and twin brothers, Michael and John Metcho.

The funeral will be Thursday with Office of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, E. Drinker St., Dunmore.  Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Annunciation Monastery, Ruthenian Catholic Nuns, 403 West County Road, Sugarloaf, PA 18249.

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

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Remembering Philomena Errico

Philomena Errico
March 15, 2021

Philomena Errico, 88, Dunmore, went Monday evening to see the person she prayed to every day – that person is Jesus. She was the wife of the late Canio Errico who died in 2008. 

Born in Dunmore, daughter of late Michaelangelo & Antonetta D’Ambrosio Castellano, two people she loved so much. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1949 and a lifelong devoted member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish and its Altar & Rosary Society in Dunmore, as well as a member of the Cursillo Movement. Her big moment in life came in 1995 when she was chosen Chairperson for the Procession of the Saints at St. Rocco’s Church during Rev. Anthony Tombasco’s time as pastor, and she was so pleased that she was able to secure Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty to walk in the procession.

Philomena was very devoted to the Brown Scapular and the Rosary. She had lost her voice in 1979 and received a miracle that same year in St. George’s Church as she promised St. Theresa if the Blessed Mother could tell Jesus to bless her so she could speak again and she promised to give out the scapulars to those in need. She has thus given out over 20,000 of them. She has experienced two miracles for her in her life, the aforementioned in 1979 as well as one in 2010 at Queen of Apostle Church in Avoca. In addition, she was witness to many other miracles for friends she prayed for. She enjoyed visiting Queen of Apostles Church on first Fridays where meeting Rev. Phil Sladicka helped her to get closer to Jesus.

Prior to retirement she worked at Leslie Fay and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.  

Surviving is a sister Mary Mack and her husband James, Dunmore, a sister-in-law Catherine Alu, a brother-in-law John Errico and his wife Mary Ellen, all of Dunmore, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews whom she loved and cared for deeply.

She was preceded in death by a sister Rose Pittelli, and two brothers, Anthony and Vito Castellano.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 27th at 9:30AM in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., in Dunmore.  All those attending the mass are required to follow current safety guidelines in respect to wearing a mask and social distancing.

Private interment to follow at the Cathedral Cemetery. 

Per her wishes, in lieu of flowers contributions in Philomena’s memory may be made to Queen of Apostles Parish 715 Hawthorne Street Avoca 18641. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. in Dunmore. To offer the family a condolence, please visit

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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