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

Remembering Irene Cinquegrani

Irene Mafalda Cinquegrani
February 16, 2021

On February 4, 1911, Irene Mafalda Cinquegrani was born in the Cinquegrani family home on Robinson Street, in the Hyde Park section of Scranton, to Pasquale and Rosalia Martellaro Cinquegrani, and passed away on February 16, 2021.

She grew up in the same neighborhood, attended St. Francis Cabrini Elementary School, went on to attend Scranton High School and subsequently graduated from Lackawanna Business School. Upon graduation, she started working at the Community Chest and after 2 years began a career at Northeastern National Bank, which later became PNC, as a bookkeeper, retiring after 38 years of service.  She was a member of SS Anthony and Rocco Parish Dunmore and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Irene was a family caregiver, starting with her parents, and having never married, all her nieces and nephews were her children. She never learned to cook because she didn’t have to since her mother and her sister Jo were both phenomenal cooks, but boy could she bake. She was never known to not have a dust cloth in her hand or be in front of a sink of dishes when not at the Bank.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Joseph Andriole, M.D. (Nancy Kay), Elaine Andriole Reisert, Richard Andriole, Brian Cinquegrani, Carole Cinquegrani Saunders (Edward), Dennis Cinquegrani (Veronika), Paul Cinquegrani, Anne Cinquegrani Wentline (Leo), Vincent A. Cinquegrani, Jr. (Regina Zibuck Ph.D.), Grace Cinquegrani Mackin (Jerome), Rev. R. Bruce Cinquegrani and Rev. David J. Cinquegrani, C.P., and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Grace Tellie and Josephine Andriole, brothers, Vincent A. Cinquegrani Sr., Robert F. Cinquegrani, and nephews Vincent Andriole, M.D., and Theodore Tellie. 

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Green Ridge Healthcare, especially Johnessa, Katie, Duffy, Amanda, Shaylyn, Brenton, Jamal and so many others too numerous to mention, for their wonderful and compassionate care for lrene these past 6 years. She loved each and every one of you.

There will be no viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore, celebrated by her nephews, Rev. R. Bruce Cinquegrani and Rev. David J. Cinquegrani, C.P.  All those attending are asked to follow current safety guidelines in regard to wearing a mask and social distancing.  

For those unable to attend, the funeral will be livestreamed and may be viewed via the funeral home Facebook page.  

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

In lieu of flowers charitable donations in Irene’s name may be made to SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, 303 Smith St., Dunmore, PA 18512 or Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd.. West Hartford, CT 06107.

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

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Remembering Romaine Naro

Romaine Naro
February 5, 2021

Romaine Naro, of Dunmore, died peacefully Friday morning at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Ronnie (as friends knew her) was born in Buffalo, NY, under miraculous circumstances. She was the daughter of the late Mary Evancho. She was a devout Catholic and a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore and participated as an officer and member in numerous church organizations including being the current president of the 50 Plus Club and a member of the MAC Club. Besides being a quintessential mother and homemaker, Ronnie worked in several other capacities — being a private-duty nurse was her favorite. Ronnie’s love for travel and her impeccable taste in fashion were reflected in the many places she visited (often with her dear departed sister-in-law Lorraine) and the clothes she wore. She was an avid audiophile and often showed her sons up with her eclectic taste in music, especially jazz.

Romaine is survived by her loving husband, Vincent Naro, with whom she recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in September. Ronnie, herself, had survived the adventures of her three sons – Brian, Gerard (Jerry), and Scott, who managed to take their mother into the deepest canyons of Utah and ascend some of the highest mountains of their longtime adopted state of Colorado. Ronnie is also survived by her two dear goddaughters, Mary Ellen Jennison of Endwell, NY, and Brenda Borys of Greenfield Twp., PA — they both lovingly supported their Aunt Ronnie when her sons could not be there. Ronnie had many other nieces and nephews — all of whom she was very fond. She also had an infinite number of friends — several of whom were quite special to her.

Ronnie’s surviving family thanks all who have helped in caring for her and her husband in these recent times — you know who you are. With sincere gratitude from us, may you all be blessed — for you have blessed us all with your help.

Family and friends are invited to a Catholic Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated on Saturday, February 20th, at 11 a.m., in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore. Everyone attending will please follow current safety guidelines: wearing a mask over both your nose and mouth and practicing social distancing. Those unable to attend the mass are invited to livestream the funeral via the funeral home Facebook page.

There will be an additional remembrance and celebration of Ronnie’s life, which is planned for late summer 2021.

Arrangements: Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.  

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