Remembering Irene Kwiatek, RN

Irene “Chickey” Kwiatek, RN
November 10, 2020

lrene Kwiatek, 92, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, passed away peacefully at the Green Ridge care center in Scranton on Tue Nov 10th. She was the widow of the late Daniel Kwiatek who died in 1978. 

Born February 12, 1928 in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Steve and Eva Halenda Chekansky. A graduate from Olyphant High School and Scranton School of Nursing Class of l948. lrene was a woman of strong will and faith. Lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore where she was married. Prior to retirement she worked over 50 years in a dedicated career of nursing as a Registered Nurse and caring for others in hospitals, private care, nursing homes and for family and friends. With great compassion for others, she achieved great enjoyment in caring for those in need and always brought a smile to everyone she met. Her greatest joys were long family gatherings at the table, holiday decorating, birthdays and most of all cooking for her family to enjoy. Always young at heart, “Loving Life” to its fullest she skied well into her 70’s and her zest for life was contagious to those around her. She organized and truly loved frequent Atlantic City bus trips as the bus ride, friendships and laughter was enjoyed with great passion. Her companionship and loyalty for 30 years with Joseph Travato is one we can all model after. Joe visited her every day at the nursing home for seven years and never missed a day. Her daughter Linda provided daily home cooked meals as Irene always did for her and the family.

She is survived by daughter, Linda Kwiatek Repko, Dunmore; Son, Daniel Kwiatek, Dunmore; son, Michael Kwiatek and his wife Susan, Lake Ariel; 5 grandchildren, Cara, Michael, Jason, Scott, Sarah and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Karen Kwiatek Black in 2007 and also her five siblings; two brothers, Michael “Mishy” and Andrew Chekansky and sisters, Helen Bonetsky, Mary Repchak and Anna Bruggerman.

A Mass of Christian Burial and service in celebration of her life will be held Friday at 10AM in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street in Dunmore. All those attending the funeral are kindly asked to practice social distancing and to wear a mask immediately upon entering the church in following with Covid-19 protocol Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Dunmore.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Incorporated in Dunmore.

ln lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. To send the family an online condolence, visit

Remembering Thomas F. Carroll

Thomas F. “Tucker” Carroll
November 13, 2020

Thomas F. “Tucker” Carroll, 75, Throop and formerly of Scranton, died unexpectedly Friday evening in Geisinger- Community Medical Center in Scranton. He and his wife, the former Rita Frayne had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on September 27th.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Helen Gavigan Carroll.  He was a graduate of St. Paul’s High School Class of 1963 and had served honorably as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament and prior to retirement he worked for Verizon Communications for over 35 years. Tucker was a member of the Taurus Club, the American Ukrainian Veterans Association (UKAVETS), the American Legion Post 665 and the Northeast Detachment Marine Corps League.  He was a true Patriot.

He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin who will greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Also surviving are three sons, Thomas Jr. and his wife Stephanie, Michael and his wife Marian, and Jeremy and his wife Jennifer, eleven grandchildren, Mackenzie, Tommy, Jack, Killian, Michael, Abrielle, Carson, Jaden, Jordan, Jake, and Joshua Carroll, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 1PM in Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware Avenue in Olyphant. Interment will take place in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. All those attending are kindly asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear a face covering immediately upon entering the church. Due to Covid occupancy limitations at the church, it is asked that if limits are reached that extended friends and associates allow family and close friends the opportunity to attend the mass.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Arrangements entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. To send the family an online condolence, visit

Remembering Bonnie Marie Rabecs Campbell

Bonnie Marie Rabecs Campbell 
November 14, 2020

Bonnie Marie Rabecs Campbell, 45, of Carbondale, died Saturday at Moses Taylor Hospital after bravely battling a long illness.

Born in Scranton, daughter of John Rabecs, Carbondale, and the late Mary Earles Gatto, she received a degree in Pharmacy and Cosmetology. Before her disability, she worked at Penn Foster in student affairs. Bonnie was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her children were her whole world and she loved them with her entire heart.

She is also survived by her three daughters, Briana, Braedyn and Baileigh Campbell, all of Carbondale; a sister, Mary Gatto and fiancé, Dan Mercado, Dunmore; and nieces, Alexis, Chloe, Juliana, Isabelle, Addison Mercado, all of Dunmore.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, William Campbell.

A blessing service will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. by the Rev. William A. Mentz at Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, PA 18512.

Friends and family may call Thursday from 5 p.m. until the of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bonnie Campbell Memorial Fund, c/o Fidelity Bank 101 N. Blakely St., Dunmore, PA 18512.

Due to our current pandemic, all those attending are kindly and respectfully asked to socially distance without direct contact while giving condolences and are required to wear a mask immediately upon entering the funeral home.

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