Mary Jane Salamone, a resident at the Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Old Forge and Taylor, died Friday at the center following an illness. She was the widow of Joseph Salamone, who died in 1981.
Born Sept. 8, 1922, in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph and Michealina Chillino Amantea (Amity), her stepmother, Marjorie Rose Amantea, also preceded her in death. Mary grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and had worked in a parachute factory during World War II. She was an accomplished seamstress, making clothing for herself and her family.
She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are her children, Daniel and wife, Carol, Elizabeth, N.J.; Rosemary Lencheski and husband, "Cas," South Carolina; and Theodore, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Chris and wife, Sharon; Cheryl Lisa and husband, Shawn; Robyn and husband, Jamie; Lori and companion, Greg; Daniel, Melissa and Danielle; nine great-grandchildren, Lauren, Lexx, Lirah, Luke, Logan, Larsen, Kieran, Cameron and Rachel; a brother, Joseph Amity and wife, Judy; nieces, Michealina, Pattie and husband, Scott; Catherine and Elena and husband, Mark; nephews, Joseph and wife, Patti; Gary, Daryl and wife, Cathy; and John and wife, Caroline; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral will be Friday from the Guido-Fiorillo Funeral Home, 120 S. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence O'Toole Church at Prince of Peace Parish, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge, with the Rev. August Ricciardi, pastor, as celebrant. Interment, Old Forge Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.
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