Lucille Serio

Lucille Serio, Dunmore, and former resident of the Willowbrook Assisted Living Community, died Thursday morning at the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness. She was the widow of John V. Serio, who died in 1972.

Born in Scranton in 1925, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Antoinette Cacciatore DeStefano. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School and had been a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel and Immaculate Conception Parishes. Before retirement, she had been employed by Spotless Cleaners.

Lucille enjoyed gardening, was active in the Wally Gordon Community Chorus, but most of all, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Sebastianelli, the staffs of the Abington Manor, the Willowbrook Assisted Living Community and the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit for their compassionate care.

Surviving are a son, John Serio and wife, Rachelle, and their daughters, Carolyn, Maura and Bethany, all of Archbald; sisters, Marie Williams of Clarks Summit; Jean DiLeo and Gloria Romiti, both of West Scranton; a brother, Andy DeStefano of West Scranton; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Agnes DeStefano; and brothers, Carmen and John DeStefano.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. The family invites anyone attending the Mass to go directly to the church.

Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the .

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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 30, 2013