Helen June Alferio

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Helen June Alferio, 90, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Matthew P. Alferio.

Born in Scranton on June 22, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Serio. Known by many as Junie, she was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1942, and maintained a lifelong friendship with two of her fellow classmates, Betty Sweitzer Davis and Kay Beyers Foytack. After graduation, she worked at Stohr and Fister and the Petersburg Silk Mill, where she met her future husband Matthew Alferio, as well as USF&G Insurance in Scranton.

She loved to work in her yard, watch The Lawrence Welk Show and get together with her family and friends. She was always ready for a party and loved to go on adventures in the Pennsylvania countryside and beyond.

June was a resident of the Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and a former member of the Downtown Scranton Senior Center where she would perform in their many stage productions. Her favorite role was playing "Little Orphan Annie."

The family would like to thank Dr. Sal A. Lawrence Jr. and the staff at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the kind and compassionate care given to June.

June is survived by her son, Matthew and wife, Ann Marie Alferio, Roaring Brook Township; granddaughter Jillian, husband, Jordan; and great-grandson, Jacob Matthew Ferri, Covington Township; also son, Gerald and wife, K Alferio, Richmond, Va.; and their children, Angeline Pitts, Hanover, Va.; Dandridge Marsh, Napa, Calif.; sisters, Clair Calianno, Shirley Huddy; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death brothers Joseph and John; sisters, Gertrude, Rita and Grace; and granddaughter, Jessica Alferio Clark.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton.

All attending are invited to go directly to the church.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton.

Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

For directions, to share a memory or leave an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 3, 2014