Elizabeth Marranca, 94, of West Pittston joined the kingdom of God on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Born in Pittston on Sept. 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Theresa Parente. She graduated from West Pittston High School in 1937, and was a member of Corpus Christi Parish/ Immaculate Conception Church.
She was formerly employed in the local garment industry. She was a loving wife and mother who tended to her husband and children, and in her later years, to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth enjoyed tatting, playing the slot machines at the casino and card games with the family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 2001; brothers, John and Frank Parente; and sisters, Laura Deluca, Louise Zurenda and Anastasia Parente. She was the last surviving member of the Charles Parente family.
She is survived by her son, Joseph and his wife, Marie, West Pittston; son, Paul, Swoyersville; grandchildren, Elizabeth and husband, attorney Joseph Dessoye; Joseph and wife, Sheyla; Sarah, Julia and P.J. Marranca; great-grandchildren, Isabel Marranca and Joseph James Dessoye; her two canine friends, Charlie and Butkus, who brought her friendship and serenity; nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, West Wyoming.
The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Lombardo for his years of care and friendship to Elizabeth, and the staff of Highland Manor for this compassionate care and friendliness during her stay there.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Cathedral, Scranton, or the West Pittston Library.