Alice Roper Fumanti, 83, a resident of the Hilldale section of Plains Township, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Her beloved husband was the late Joseph Fumanti, who passed away Oct. 24, 2006. Together, Joseph and Alice shared 54 beautiful years of marriage.
Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Wilkes-Barre, Alice was the daughter of the late George and Ethel Fritzinger Roper.
Raised in Wilkes-Barre, Alice was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1948.
Prior to her retirement, Alice was employed by various garment manufacturers throughout the Wyoming Valley. Additionally, Alice worked for some time in the telephone-engineering field and also worked for Margie's Bridal Shop, Wyoming.
A woman of great faith, Alice was a longtime member of the Christian Apostolic Church of Hilldale, located in Plains Township.
Alice held membership with the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, with whom she served as a shop steward and secretary. Additionally, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Plains American Legion, Joseph Conlon Post 558.
An ardent supporter of the Lions Club, Alice spent many years alongside her husband, Joseph, serving the Lions Club on the local and statewide level. Throughout their years with the Lions Club, they enjoyed attending many state and international conventions together.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Alice was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Leo, Jonas and John Roper, and her sisters, Rebecca Sulyma, Dorothy Swainbank, Caroline Zimmerman and Barbara Roper.
Alice is survived by her daughter, Joanne Major and her husband, Thomas, Plains Township; her sons, Joseph Fumanti and his wife, Sandra, Laflin; and William Fumanti, Plains Township; her grandchildren, Brandon J. Fumanti, Hollie Major and T.J. Major; her brothers-in-law, Daniel Fumanti and his companion, Claire; and Anthony Fumanti and his wife, Blanche; her sisters-in-law, Lena Fumanti and Claire Bond Roper; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at Manorcare Health Services, Kingston, for the kind and gentle care they bestowed upon Alice during her stay there.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service, which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the Christian Apostolic Church of Hilldale, 757 N. Main St., Plains Township, with the Rev. David M. Fischi, her pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, and again from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Monday, at the church.
For additional information, or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alice's memory to the Christian Apostolic Church of Hilldale, 757 N. Main St., Plains Township, PA 18705, or to the Plains Volunteer Ambulance Association, 90 Maffett St., Plains Township, PA 18705.