John Morano

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John Morano 94, Newberry, Fla., formerly of Olyphant, died Tuesday at Plantation Oaks Senior Center in High Springs, Fla., after a brief illness. His wife was the former Flora Bevilacqua Morano, who died Feb. 13, 1996.

Born in Olyphant, he was the son of the late Francisco and Maria Portanova Morano. He was educated in Olyphant schools and was a member of Holy Cross Parish, St. Patrick's Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater of Operations from 1942 until 1944 in Naples, Rome and the Northern Apennines. He was owner/operator of Morano's Market in Olyphant for many years until retirement.

He was a kind and caring husband and father who enjoyed dancing, golf, and traveling back and forth from Olyphant to Florida.

He is survived by a daughter, Lois Solly and husband, Stephen, Newberry, Fla., with whom he resided; a brother, Anthony, Philadelphia; and a sister, Angeline Giovagnoli, Winton Village; a sister-in-law, Lillian Portanova; numerous nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice; two brothers, Nicholas and Michael; and three sisters, Theresa Mancinelli, Catherine Armezzani and Mary Famularo.

The funeral will be Monday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Parish, St. Patrick's Church, Olyphant. Interment at St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.

Friends may call Monday from 8:15 to 11 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Bascilica, 1239 St. Ann St., Scranton, PA 18504 or Hospice of the Nature Coast, 150 N. Main St., High Springs, FL 32643.

For online condolences, go to www.margottafuneral
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 8, 2012
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