Lillian Forgione Caprio

Lillian Forgione Caprio of Mount Pocono formerly of 13th Avenue, West Scranton, died Monday morning at home. Her husband of 63 years, Michael N. Caprio, died May 27, 2011.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Rocco and Maria Fischetti Forgione, Lillian was educated in the Scranton School District and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.

She was employed at Garcia's Photography Studio and was also employed by K-Mart located on the Scranton Carbondale Highway for 13 years until her retirement in 1985. Lillian decided that retirement was not for her, so she went back to work as an embroidery inspector for the Moritz Factory when she made her residence in the Pocono's. She was employed there for 12 years until her second retirement. Her other passion was sewing. She worked at a sewing factory as a young girl and years later her sewing experience paid off when her husband enlisted in the Army during WWII. Lillian did her part for the war effort by making camouflage netting for the army in a Scranton factory.

She was a former member of Saint Lucy's Church, West Scranton.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. In her youth she was a tap dancer and an avid swimmer. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, swimming, water aerobics and shopping for bargains. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Pattie) Caprio, her primary caregiver with whom she resided; and Cheryl Bartholomew and husband, Dale, Montana; two grandchildren, Ryan Bartholomew and wife, Jenn; and Kory Bartholomew; three great-grandchildren; a loving brother, Angelo Forgione and wife, Eileen, Olyphant, who was always there to lend a helping hand; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Emilio, James and George; two sisters, Jennie Sylvester and Philomena Forgione.

A special thank you goes out to her nieces, nephews, caregivers, VNA Hospice nurses, friends and brother during her illness.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Lucy's Church, 949 Scranton St., West Scranton, Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Friends may call Friday evening, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18707.

Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 17, 2013