Marie Cecere

Marie Cecere, 83, a resident of Timber Ridge Health Care Center, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday evening, April 12, 2014 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

She was born in Nanticoke on Oct. 23, 1930, the daughter of the late George J. Pantaloni Sr. and Theresa Gentile Pantaloni.

Marie was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, and prior to its closing she was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Church in Wilkes-Barre.

She and her late husband were the owner operators of Cecere's Market on Lehigh Street.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cecere Sr.; brother, George; and a sister, Augusta "Tina" Kanyuck.

Surviving are her son, John Cecere Jr. and his wife, Susan, Wilkes-Barre; grandson, John; nieces, Beverly Banks and Margaret Kanyuck.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Marie's obituary at

Funeral Home

Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 14, 2014