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Mary, 79, of Paterson, NJ, died Friday, May 23, 2014. She was the wife of Thomas Telasha, who died on October 7, 1969. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lila Bird Vancosky. A former member of S.S. Peter and Paul Church in West Scranton, she graduated from St. Patrick's High School and moved to Paterson at the age of 20. Mary was a loving mother, cousin and friend. Her sweet smile and laugh will be missed.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lila Serico and husband Joseph of Wayne, NJ; a son, Thomas Telasha, of Paterson, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Joseph and Peter Vancosky, an infant sister, Lida Vancosky, and an infant brother, Francis Vancosky.
The funeral will be private with services by Rev. Sam Ferretti, pastor of S.S. Peter and Paul Church, with interment at S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scranton. Arrangements by Neil W. Regan Funeral Home, Inc. 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eva's Village, 393 Main St. Paterson, NJ 07501.
To email condolences visit www.nwrfh.com
Neil W Regan Funeral Home Inc
1900 Pittston Ave Scranton, PA 18505
Published in The Record/Herald News on May 26, 2014