Eileen M. Reno, 71, of Spruce Street, Archbald, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. She was married to Francis (Rocky) Reno, who died Dec. 3, 2007.
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Eileen was born in Auburn, N.Y., on Sept. 5, 1942, a daughter of the late Lewis and Florence Dempsey Conrad.
She was a member of Christ the King Parish, Archbald, and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.
She was a graduate of Archbald High School, Class of 1960.
She was formerly a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas PTA, the St. Thomas Athletic Association and was involved with her husband in conducting the local Pepsi Cola/NBA Hot Shot Challenge. She was a member of the Archbald Centennial Blue Belles and served as judge for the group.
She was a very devoted wife and mother who was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She dedicated her life to the priests of the Diocese of Scranton with her strong faith and devotion. For many years she served as the personal cook to many priests who were assigned to Christ the King Parish. She placed everyone before herself and was a friend to all who met her.
Eileen is survived by two daughters, Laura and her husband, Ron Cappellini, Aberdeen, Md.; and Sandra and her husband, David Gromniak, Hunlock Creek; two sons, Joseph and his companion, Robin Kordish, Archbald; and Michael and his wife, Meghan, Ardmore; four grandchildren, Lauren Cappellini, Brandon Gromniak and Patrick and William Reno; three sisters, Mary McDonnell, Binghamton, N.Y.; Betty McGee, Archbald; and Theresa Fisher, Florida; a brother, Lewis Conrad Jr., Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from Harrison Funeral Home, 374 N. Main St., Archbald, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. Interment will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Archbald. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clyde F. Barker Transplant House, University of Pennsylvania, 3940 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Online condolences may be made at www.harrisonfh.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 8, 2013