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Margaret Lacina Monforte

Margaret Lacina Monforte, 88, a resident of Dallas, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012, at Commonwealth Hospice, Inpatient Unit, St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

Her beloved husband was the late Frank Monforte, who passed away Oct. 28, 1997. Frank and Margaret were united in marriage on Feb. 1, 1945, in Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville, and together shared 52 years of marriage.

Born Sept. 25, 1924, in Swoyersville, Margaret was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Humzer Lacina.

Raised in Swoyersville, Margaret graduated from the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1942, as valedictorian.

Upon graduation, Margaret sought and acquired employment with Pagnotti Enterprises Inc., West Pittston. She worked faithfully in their accounts receivable department until her retirement after more than 40 years of dedicated service.

After their marriage in 1945, Frank and Margaret lived with Margaret's parents while their home was being built in Luzerne. They resided in that home until October 1979, when they relocated to Dallas, where Margaret was still living.

A faithful Catholic, Margaret was a longtime, good-standing member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish, Luzerne.

Frank and Margaret led a very quiet and peaceful life together. It brings much comfort to know that they are once again united and resting peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In addition to her parents, Frank Lacina and Anna Humzer Lacina, and her husband, Frank, Margaret was predeceased by her elder sister, Anna Lacina Stasko; and elder brother, Frank Lacina.

Margaret is survived by her niece, Caroline Stasko Aibukas, Edwardsville; her great-nephew, Caroline's son, John Aibukas, also of Edwardsville; her sister-in-law and caregiver, Peggie Monforte Grula, Harveys Lake; and her many other nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish, 574 Bennett St., Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay, her pastor, officiating.

Prior to the Mass, family and friends may call from 10 a.m. in the church to pay their last respects to Margaret.

A private interment will follow the Funeral Mass in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

For additional information, or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

The family kindly asks that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made in Margaret's honor to a .

Published in Citizens' Voice from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2013
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