Mary Catherine Peperno, affectionately called Mary Kay, of Old Forge, died Monday at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Scranton on October 30, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Gilroy Gibbs and was a 1963 graduate of Central High School. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Dollar General, Taylor. Mary Kay was a parishioner of St. Ann's Basilica. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially her delicious nut rolls at Christmas, which will be greatly missed. Mary Kay's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, who were the love of her life.
Surviving are three daughters, Toni Hobbs and husband, Jerry; Laurie Argonish and husband, John P., all of Old Forge; Gina Seyer and husband, Kevin, Clarks Summit; a son, Joseph and wife, Brianna, Moosic; nine grandchildren, J Argonish, Alyssa and Jerry Hobbs, Elle and Emmett Seyer, Delaynie, Kynleigh, Karson and Deigan Peperno; a brother, Gabby Gibbs and wife, Mary Ellen, Nicholson; a nephew, Chad Gibbs; a niece, Holly Gibbs; an uncle, Harry Gilroy; a beloved family friend, Christine Malecki; and a companion, Charles Maddi.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Ann's Basilica, 1320 St. Ann's St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Jones, C.P. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
, Team Mary Kay, c/o
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor 18517.
The Peperno family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Drs. Ken Sebastianelli and Martin Hyzinski and their respective staffs, for their loving care and concern they gave to Mary Kay. Arrangements entrusted to Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. To share memories or to send online condolences, visit www.semi ancares.com