Anna Lis Donovan

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Anna (Lis) Donovan, 88, of Avoca passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at her home. She was born in Avoca on Feb. 6, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Bridget Zaremba Lis.

She was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, (St. Mary's Church) Avoca, a graduate of Avoca High School, Class of 1948.

Anna worked, along with her family, in their family run store "Lis' Store" for several years, prior to her marriage. Anna was the quintessential mother who took exquisite care of her children and husband so that they could flourish. Her love and nurturing ways are cherished and will be missed.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John "Jack" A. Donovan Sr., who passed away on March 20, 2008; her son, Thomas Donovan; her sister, Alexandra Haczynski; and brothers, Stanley, Alex and Alfred Lis.

Anna is survived by her son, John Donovan Jr. Esq., West Pittston; daughter, Janet Donovan, Ed.D., Avoca; her brother, Albert Lis and his wife, Ollie, Old Forge; her sister, Amelia Williams, Delaware; and many nieces and nephews.

Anna's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, and the Wesley Village Rehabilitation Center, especially John and Emily, former first-grade students of Anna's daughter, Janet, for their kindness, care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, PA 18641.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Parish Church,715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka officiating.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca.

Condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 14, 2018