Colleen P. Leggieri

Colleen P. Leggieri of Kingston, and formerly of Grove Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at the Hospice Community Care Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born July 9, 1930, in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Gichotti Passeri, she was a graduate of GAR High School, Class of 1948.

She was the former owner-operator with her husband, Ben, of Passeri-Leggieri's Market, Grove Street, Wilkes-Barre, for more than 50 years.

She was a member of the Red Hatters Society and the Order of Sons of Italy.

Colleen and her husband, Ben, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary March 31, 2012.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by grandchildren, Benjamin Leggieri III, Rachael and Talia Leggieri; several nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Sandy Leggieri; and stepson, Jay Zoeller.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Joseph and Benjamin Leggieri, and sister, Delores DiMaggio.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the of Northeast Pennsylvania, 613 Baltmore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 31, 2012