Ann Marie Clarke, 79, of Pittston passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, March 5, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Born in Pittston Township on April 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Alfonse Nardone Melone.
She was a graduate of West Pittston High School.
Prior to retirement, she had been employed by JCPenney.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Her Catholic faith was a strong part of her life, as she faithfully attended Mass. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Clarke, in 1975; son, William F. Clarke Jr.; and siblings, Helen Satkowski, Stella DeMarco, Anthony Melone, Rose Doscotch and Lena Melone.
Surviving are her children, Marie Coyle, Scranton; Patricia Cantafio and her husband, Francis, Pittston Township; and John Clarke and his wife, Kathy, Madisonville; grandchildren, Dr. Aileen Werts and her husband, Dr. Jeff, Michigan; Regina Coyle, Scranton; Erin Cantafio, Pittston Township; Mark Cantafio, Pittston Township; Katie Clarke, Dunmore; Brian Clarke, Dunmore; Megan Clarke, Philadelphia; Dustin Clarke, Pittston; and William Clarke, Maryland; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com