Ann Marie Symons, 65, of Greenfield Twp., died Saturday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, after a lengthy illness. Her husband of 42 years is Russell Symons.
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Born in Peckville, daughter of the late William and Margaret Toolan Tasonyi, she was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale and was educated in St. Michael's Parochial School in Jessup and graduated from Blakely High School. In March of 1971 she married Russell Symons of Carbondale and they moved to Virginia. After her marriage, she attended the Woodbridge Beauty Academy in Woodbridge, Va., where she attained her beautician's license. She operated a successful beauty shop in Woodbridge where she lived with her family for 40 years. Upon retirement, she and her husband moved back to Pennsylvania in November 2009 and built a home in Greenfield Twp.
She loved gardening, decorating, playing tennis, reading her Bible and playing with her grandchildren. She had a witty sense of humor and could always lighten a situation with a humorous response. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed.
She is also survived by two daughters, Kimberly Lisack and husband, John, of South Riding, Va.; and Leslie Seal and husband, Paul, of Burke, Va.; a sister, Karen Tasonyi of Peckville; and three grandchildren, Allison and Christina Lisack; and Jackson Seal.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. The family will greet friends after Mass and at a luncheon to follow.
A private visitation for immediate family will be Tuesday at the Edward A. Wade Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Carbondale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.
To send online condolences to the family, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com.
Wade Funeral Home
4 Morris Place
Carbondale, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 24, 2013