Ellen DelRosario Gavin

Ellen DelRosario Gavin, a resident of Holy Family Residence, died peacefully Monday morning in the residence. Her loving husband of 49 years is Stephen Gavin.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rosa Maria Colucci DelRosario. She was educated in Dunmore Schools and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton. Before retirement, she had been employed by the Immaculate Conception Church as the church's cook and housekeeper.

She was cook and baker. She loved spending time with her family and playing bingo. Her faith was very important to her and she attended Mass and prayed Rosaries and Novenas daily.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Holy Family Residence along with the Little Sisters of the Poor for their generous care, love and devotion to Ellie.

Also surviving are her devoted daughter, Nancy Lansdowne and her husband, R. Brad; grandson and love and joy of her life, Zachary; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her three special angel grandchildren; along with her 12 siblings, Angelina Gentile, Tony DelRosario, Bertha Rinaldi, Regina Nicolais, Grace Perrett, Josephine Abbondante, Millie Paternoster, Anna Traino, William DelRosario, Paul DelRosario, Edith Klobusicky and Rose Gymory.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at the Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton PA 18509.

Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Maloney Lounge at the Holy Family Residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, c/o Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to and under the direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 11, 2012