Remembering Isabella P. Bonavoglia

Bonavoglia Isabella obit photoIsabella P. Bonavoglia
June 13, 2020

Isabella P. Bonavoglia, Dunmore, died Saturday in the Jewish Home of Eastern PA.  Her husband, Vincent A. Bonavoglia, preceded her in death in 1989.

Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Salvatore and Catalda (Catherine) Naro Nicosia, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and had been a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish.  She had been employed as a bookkeeper at Samter’s, and later retired from the Dunmore School District, where she was proud to have worked for over 20 years.  

She was always impeccably dressed to the nines, with her hair and makeup done perfectly.  She was a member of the Jocelyn Club, where they would meet to play Pokeno once a month and take bus trips to New York and Atlantic City  ran by her sister-in-law, Jennie Nicosia.  She loved to entertain at home. Her life was her husband and son, and later her grandchildren whom she babysat upon retirement..  She was an excellent cook, and was known for her delicious  spaghetti sauce, with a secret recipe that she would never share with anyone.  

Surviving is her son, Vincent A. Jr. and wife Marie, and grandchildren Nina, Mia, and Vinny, all of Dunmore; nieces and nephews, and cousins.

She was also preceded by her brothers Michael, John, Tony, Joseph, Sammy, and Carl Nicosia, and her sister, Grace Biagioni.

The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment to follow in Dunmore Cemetery.  All those attending are asked to go directly to the church.

Contributions in Isabella’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, 18701.

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

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Remembering Naomi W. Alamar

Naomi W. Alamar
April 21, 2020

Naomi Weiner Alamar, 94, of Scranton, passed away on Tuesday at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA.  She was the wife of the late Paul Alamar who died on February 2, 2017. The couple had been married for 70 years.

She was born in Philadelphia to the late William and Rose Fox Weiner. She graduated from Scranton Central High School. Attended Marywood College and earned her BA and MA degree. She substitute taught in the Scranton School District, learned sign language so she could substitute at the State School of the Deaf.  She taught ESOL through SCOLA. George Bush presented her with the Presidential Award for Volunteerism.

She was active in Temple Israel, taught Hebrew School, and was involved with its sisterhood and Hadassah.  Active also with Meals on Wheels and the Girl Scouts. She was an active member of the Ladies Golf Association at Glen Oak Country Club.

  Surviving her is her brother, Arthur Weiner of Athens, GA, daughters Frances (Robert Gelb) of Williamsburg, VA and Hope (Jeffrey Morris) of Queen Creek, AZ, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A Private funeral will be held at Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore. In Lieu of flowers, a contribution to the charity of your choice can be made.

Arrangements by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc.  318 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA.

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