Blanche DeSanto

Blanche DeSanto, 89, of Dunmore, died Tuesday morning at Dunmore Health Care Center, Dunmore. Her husband, Robert S. DeSanto, died in 1973.

Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Carmine and Maria Nicastro Pichiarella, she was a Dunmore High School graduate and a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton.

She enjoyed doing arts and crafts throughout her life and was a kind and friendly woman who always had a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.

Surviving are a daughter, Joanne DeSanto, Dunmore; a son, John and wife, Colleen, East Stroudsburg; a sister-in-law, Frances Pichiarella, Dunmore; a brother-in-law, Joseph DeSanto, Scranton; several grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jennie Pichiarella; and brothers, Frank and Lawrence Pichiarella.

The funeral will be Thursday with Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

Friends may call Thursday, 9 until the time of Mass, at the church. Arrangements by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc. To leave an online condolence or for more information, visit www.DunmoreFu

Funeral Home

Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street Dunmore, PA 18512
(570) 343-6013

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 29, 2014