Remembering Rosemarie Mecca

Rosemarie Mecca
September 17, 2020

Rosemarie Mecca, 83, of Dunmore, died Thursday afternoon in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.

Born in Scranton, dedicated and loving daughter of the late Donato and Elizabeth “Elsie” Wasco Mecca, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore.  Prior to her retirement, she had been employed with Pennsylvania Gas and Water as an office administrator and representative.  Rosemarie was always on the go, whether it be as a member of The Friends of the Scranton Public Library, or when she was out to enjoy the Broadway Theater League and Philharmonic at the Scranton Cultural Center.  She loved fashion, and without fail, would be dressed to the nines for any and all occasions.

She is survived by her friends, Robert Holtham, Dolly Gallagher, and James Gallagher.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph M. “Scappy” Mecca in 2017.

A private burial service will be held in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore and a memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Arrangements and care entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.  

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Remembering Irene Lubneski

Irene Lubneski
September 17, 2020

Irene Lubneski, 102, died peacefully at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing where she happily resided for the past eight years. 

She was born in Scranton on December 26, 1917.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Chipalouskas Greblunas and the widow of Michael L. Lubneski. 

Educated in Scranton public schools, she worked as a seamstress and was a member of ILGWU.  Irene was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore.  She enjoyed dining out, polka dancing, Canada trips in the summer and winter vacations in Florida. 

Irene is survived by her daughter, Sandra Capooci; four grandsons, Victor (Evelyn), Michael, Matthew (Kathleen), and Mark (Tracey); nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and four devoted nieces.  

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Scott and Edward Greblunas, two sisters, Lillian Klimitis and Margaret Oldakowski, nephew, Richard Klimitis and her son-in-law, Victor J. Capooci.

Heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home for the wonderful loving care she received by everyone, to Dr. Robert Kaville, her attending physician, and a special thank you to Tom Possinger who always made her smile.  She was very content living at the Villa. 

Private funeral services will be held with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore.  Interment in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home, 516 St. Mary’s Villa Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444.

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

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Remembering Richard David Fuller

Richard David Fuller
September 18, 2020

On September 18th, Heaven received their newest angel. Richard David Fuller, 77, Dunmore, entered into eternal rest from myelofibrosis, a very rare and uncurable form of leukemia.

Born in Peckville on August 16, 1943, he was the son of the late Joseph and Kathryn Barczyk Fuller.  He resided in Archbald until he married his wife and moved to Dunmore.  He attended St. Thomas School, Archbald, and was a 1962 graduate of Archbald High School.  After graduating high school, he went to work for his father in the construction business, then joined the U.S. Air Force in 1963, serving in the United States, Greece, France, Turkey and Germany.  While in the Air Force, he served as an honor guard.  After an honorable discharge, he moved back home and started working in inventory control at Jacquilin Cochren in Moosic.  After the plant closed, he went to work at Inter Metro Industries, Plains Township, as inventory control manager.  After 43 years, he retired in January 2014.

Richard enjoyed reading, cruises, and traveling with his family.  

His family would like to thank, Frank Senefonte, the Fitzpatrick family, Shelly and the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for all the care and kindness shown to Richard.

Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Russell Fuller; a daughter Mary Ann Fuller Guziewicz and husband John, Dunmore; a brother William and a sister Catherine Bishop, both of Archbald, and a sister Elizabeth Malinowski, Maryland; sisters-in-law Lucille Fuller, Archbald, and Mary Fuller, NC; several nieces, including his goddaughter, Susan, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Kathryn Fuller; three brothers, Robert, Joseph, and Gerald; his father-in-law, George (Mike); mother-in-law, Helen; and sister-in-law, Ann Russell.

The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore, followed by interment with military honors in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Dunmore.  All those attending are kindly asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear a face covering   immediately upon entering the church.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore.

Please note all CDC guidelines must be observed including the required wearing of a face covering, social distancing and the refrain of physical contact with the family. Also in order accommodate all visitors; there may be a period of waiting before entering the funeral home. Please pay your respects in a timely manner so others may also.

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