Anthony "Tony" Gabriel, 54, of Carbondale, died Saturday at home after a lengthy illness. His wife is the former Marianne St. Clair of California.
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Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Frank and Frances Domiano Bonacci Gabriel. Before his illness, he was employed for Slater and Son, Moscow. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale. Tony was a member of the first graduating class of the new Carbondale Area High School in 1976. Tony was a member of the Chargers basketball team and scored the first two points in the new high school gymnasium in 1976. He was an all-tourney selection in the Turonis Tounament in his senior year. He was a member of the Navy for five years with many military accomplishments. Along with being in charge of numerous construction projects in the Navy, he was named Seabee of the Quarter and Seabee of the Year (1979). Tony was also project manager of the Carbondale Area Elementary School building project.
He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
The family would like to thank Home Health Care Professionals and Hospice for all their help and support through the years and most recently.
Also surviving are a son, Daniel Gabriel at home; a daughter, Dana Burns, Jessup; three grandchildren, Natalie and Jacelyn Brown; and Lily Burns; three brothers, Lawrence A. Gabriel Sr., Carbondale; Alfred Gabriel Cleary, Peckville; and Thomas Bonacci, Carbondale; five sisters, Margaret Guzzi, Jermyn; Barbara Dougherty, Waymart; Ann Marie Maddage, Carbondale; Mary Ann Bonacci, Carbondale; and Veronica Stewart, Florida; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Gabriel and Marion Gillott; and four brothers, Anthony, Sam, Frank and George Gabriel.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home, 74 N. Main St., Carbondale, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 15, 2013