Margaret Mastruzzo Casper

Margaret Mastruzzo Casper of Pittston passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John A. Casper.

Born Oct. 6, 1933, in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Rosario and Concetta DeGraba Mastruzzo.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. James Bruno, his staff and Margaret's nurse's aides, Alyse, Mary Lou and especially Diane Fino.

Surviving are her daughter, Frances and husband, Aaron D. Herron, Pittston; son, Jack and wife, Johnna Casper, Pittston; granddaughters, Kellie Herron-Higgins and April Silberman; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Piper and Asher Silberman; and sister, Mary Sciandra

She was preceded in death by brothers, Dominick (Walker) Mastruzzo and Rocco Mastruzzo; and sisters, Philomena Ratchford and Eleanor DePhillips.

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

Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church), Pittston, at 10 a.m. Interment services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's name to an organization of the donor's choice.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 11, 2013