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December 27, 2012
Janet Mary Greco, 57, of 38 Tall Oaks Drive, Pottsville, passed away Thursday at home with loving family at her side. She courageously battled her illness for seven years.
She was born June 3, 1955, in Danville, a daughter of Joseph and Anet Thiroway.
She married her high school sweetheart, Dr. Richard A. Greco Sr., on June 19, 1982, who survives.
In addition to her husband, Janet is survived by two sons, Richard A. Greco Jr. and Michael J. Greco; a sister, Judy D'Angelo, Selinsgrove; a brother and sister-in-law, Attorney Joseph and Laura Thiroway, Jamison; a brother-in-law and wife, Dr. Charles and Sandy Greco, Fruitland Park, Fla.; a sister-in-law and husband, Barbara and Joseph Iwanski, Kulpmont; and her mother-in-law, Mildred R. Greco, Mount Carmel.
Janet graduated from Mount Carmel Area High School in 1973 and St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind., in 1977, with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse at Shamokin State General Hospital, Shamokin, and Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, in the recovery room.
She spent the majority of her life as a stay-at-home mother raising her two sons, who were the pride and joy of her life. Both sons are currently medical students at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Janet was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Pottsville, and the Schuylkill Medical Center Auxiliary. She was also a member of the PA Nurses Association, and spent countless hours volunteering at All Saints Catholic School and Nativity BVM High School.
Janet will be remembered as having a big heart; she was always ready to help anyone in need. She was the life of the party, loved to shop and had a contagious personality, which led her to acquire numerous friends from many walks of life.
Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 10th and Mahantongo streets, Pottsville. A funeral Mass will follow at noon with the Rev. David J. Loeper as the celebrant. Interment will be held in St. Peter Cemetery, Mount Carmel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to
-Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 and the Pottsville Salvation Army, 400 Sanderson St., Pottsville, PA 17901. C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor, is handling the arrangements. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
27 North Vine Street Mount Carmel, PA 17851
Published in Republican & Herald on Dec. 29, 2012