Joan Wielebinski, 82, a resident of Moosic, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. She was the wife of Richard Wielebinski. The couple was married for 59 years.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late William and Hazel Kelly Phillips, she was a member of the former St. Mary of the Assumption Parish until its closure. She was a member of St. Ann's Basilica Parish. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, class of '49. She was a retired employee of Lackawanna County Housing Authority.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard P. and wife, Daria, Tannersville; Paul, Gaithersburg, Md.; and Kenneth, Newtown, Conn.; three daughters, Diane Wolk and husband, Ian, Chadds Ford; Marlene Grubb and husband, Dan, New Milford; and Lisa Huffsmith and husband, Tom, La Plume; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the August J. Haas Funeral Home Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 in St. Joseph's Church, Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Moosic.
A wake service will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. and friends may call from 5 to 8. Memorial contributions may be made to NEPA affiliate,
, 125 N. Washington Ave., Suite 260, Scranton, PA 18503. To leave an online condolence, visit www.au