Anne Marie Payton of Scranton passed away early Thursday morning in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness.
Born in Scranton, she was the only child of the late Walter and Anne Barrett Payton. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, as well as Lackawanna Business College. Before her retirement, she had been employed by Prudential Insurance for 38 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Parish, and attended St. Clare's Church.
A lady in the truest sense, Anne Marie was extremely intelligent, kind, dignified and loyal. She was known for her exquisite taste and appreciation for beauty. She was a woman of great faith, who was a devoted supporter of Catholic charities. Anne Marie was beloved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving are cousins, Marion O'Connor, Jane, Kristie and Kenny McDowell, Gene and Lorraine Boland, Peggy Boland, Patrick J. Boland III and wife, Michele; Maura Boland and husband, Nick Inzillo; Chris Boland and wife, Kelly; and numerous other cousins.
She was also preceded in death by Alice Barrett, Patrick J. Boland and U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Boland and wife, Veronica Barrett Boland.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Besher Kabak, M.D., as well as the ICU nurses of the Regional Hospital of Scranton, in particular, Kathy, Randy and Carlin, for their compassionate care.
Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
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