Anita Demeyan Gregori, a lifelong resident of the Tripp Park section of Scranton, died Sunday at home. She was the widow of Harry E. Gregori, who died Dec. 29, 2011. The couple was married for 68 years.
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Born in Lansford, Carbon County, on March 14, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Professor Michael Demeyan, he served as musical director of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Scranton for many years; and the late Anna Grega. Before her retirement, she was employed in the local garment industry. She was a member of the American Legion Post 886 and its auxiliary, active in the Boy and Girl Scouts and the famous UNO Club. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony of Padua Church until its closing, most recently a member of St. Patrick's Church.
Anita enjoyed sewing and cooking, but the most important thing in her life was her family: her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She passed away surrounded by her family.
Surviving are two daughters, Joann Moran, Scranton; and Mary Ann Getz and husband, Kenneth, Wyoming; a son, Harry Jr., Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Michael, Nick and Joseph Demeyan; two sisters, Clara Holzaphal and Elaine Stockmal; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Madge Robayda, Marion Christner and Martha Zwolenik.
The funeral will be conducted on Thursday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Oram Street. Everyone is asked to go directly to church. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Visit www.solfanellifio rillofuneralhome.com, for information, directions or to send an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 5, 2013