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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Happy 108th Birthday, Irene!


Irene Cinquegrani, center, a resident at Green Ridge Health Care Center, Dunmore, recently celebrated her 108th birthday.  The milestone occasion was marked with a certificate of recognition from the Lackawanna County Commissioners.

Shown from left: Ann Wentland, niece; Ms. Cinquegrani and Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.