Frances J. Scrumo Galante

Frances J. Scrumo Galante of Pittston Township passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor. She was the wife of the late Sam Galante.

Born Nov. 10, 1918, in Colabria, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Fernando Scrumo and Rose Mary Mangiaruga Scrumo.

Surviving are her son, Charles and wife, Ann Galante, Pittston Township; daughter, Caroline Gubino; sister, Angie Montagna; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by her brothers, Charlie Montagna, Mike Montagna, Sam Montagna, Joe Montagna, Ross Montagna and Fred Scrumo, and sister, Rose Rizzuto.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses of Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Dr. Mauer Biscotti for the kindness, care and compassion they showed Frances.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

At Frances' request, all services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frances' name to the Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Highway 315, Pittston, PA 18640, or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

For further information, or to express your condolences to Frances' family, please visit

Funeral Home

700 TOWNSHIP BLVD Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 654-7831

Published in Citizens' Voice on May 11, 2014