Beatrice (Bice) Montrone, 100, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at St. Mary's Villa. Born April 29, 1912, in Ceccano, Italy, she was the eldest daughter of the late Eugenio and Settimia D'Annibale Giancini.
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She married the late Angelo H. Montrone in 1934 and they enjoyed a loving marriage for 51 years. Surviving are her devoted children, Eugene and wife, Sylvia of Clarks Summit, Pa.; Paul and wife, Sandra of Hampton Falls, N.H.; and Anthony and wife, Lisa of Princeton, N.J. Bea is also survived by two sisters, Flo D'Annibale of Morrisville, Pa.; and Marie Teot of Bensalem, Pa.; sister-in-law, Margaret Giancini of Scranton; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Two brothers, David and Dominick, preceded her in death.
For Bea, her religion and her family were the center of her life, especially her six grandchildren and their spouses and her 16 great-grandchildren. She served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at St Gregory's for nearly twenty-five years and was involved in many religious endeavors throughout the area. Bea was very proud to be a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites.
Bea emigrated with her family from Italy in 1920, and came to Scranton immediately. She lived for the next 60 years in West Scranton where she raised her family, and practiced her trade as a seamstress, while being very involved in St Lucy's parish and St. Patrick's school. In 1980, Bea moved to Clarks Summit where she spent the next 25 years maintaining a very active life revolving around family, church and travel. Bea's devotion to the Blessed Mother during this period took her throughout the United States and to 10 countries. She spent the last few years at St. Mary's Villa in Moscow where she received excellent care from the staff and was known as "a doll". Her children are most appreciative of the kindness shown toward their mother by them.
The family will receive friends at the Church of St. Gregory, 330 Abington Rd., Clarks Green, on Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with a funeral Mass to follow in the church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Passionist Nuns. Donations may be sent to St Gabriel's Monastery, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Arrangements are under the direction of the Patrick F. Guido Funeral Home, 120 South Main Ave. Scranton. Please visit www.patrickguidofuneralhome.com for information, directions, or to send an online condolence.
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Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 31, 2013