Jean Ranieli, 88, of Pittston Township passed away surrounded by her loving family.
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Born April 15, 1925, in Middleton, she was the daughter of Earl and Alta Stoudt.
She spent most of her life in Pittston Township raising her family.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Ranieli; sisters, Betty Stoudt and Frances Stoudt; and her eldest daughter, Marie Montini.
Jean is survived by her eight children, Barbara Herbert and her husband, Ed, Blakeslee; Theresa Stearns and her life partner, Glenn Woodeshick, Naples, Fla.; Joe and his wife, Mary Ann, Pittston Township; Jerry and his wife, Cindy, Pittston Township; Michael, Wilkes-Barre; Betty Weitz, Pittston Township; Bob, at home; and Tom and his life partner, Lisa Bogumil, Pittston Township. Jean is survived by 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, which she loved dearly. "Gram," as she was known by her family, will be greatly missed.
A private service was held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township, was in charge of arrangements.
GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC.
700 TOWNSHIP BLVD
Pittston Twp., PA 18640
Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 16, 2014