Mary L. Coleman Iacovazzi, 76, of Taylor, died Monday evening at the VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Joseph C. "Iacer" Iacovazzi.
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Born March 26, 1937, in Dunmore, daughter of the late Peter J. and Catherine Scott Coleman, she was a 1954 graduate of Dunmore High School. For many years, Mary worked for the IGA, South Scranton, and was always seen with a smile on her face to brighten your day. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church and a daily communicant. For many years, she was the judge of elections and committee member for Taylor borough. Mary enjoyed quilting, crocheting and playing cards with her family and at the Abington Senior Citizens Center each Thursday. Once a month, she looked forward to meeting her classmates at Friendly's, Dunmore. Her dog, Mya, and her family, especially her grandchildren, were the center of her life and they brought her much joy and happiness.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph C. Jr. and wife, Linda, Taylor; and John, Mililani, Hawaii; two daughters, Mary Kay Nealon and husband, John, Clarks Summit; and Gina, at home; seven grandchildren, Dustin Iacovazzi and Erica Groff, Joseph III and Lindsay Iacovazzi, Erica, Maura, Catie and Nicole Nealon; twin great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Brooke; a brother, Edward Coleman and wife, Janet, Taylor; a sister-in-law, Betty Coleman, Dunmore; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Peter "Joe," John and Gerald Coleman; and a sister, Kate Puchalski.
The Iacovazzi family would like to thank the nursing staff of Traditional Home Health and Hospice and the VNA Hospice for the comfort, care and understanding they gave Mary.
The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick's Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware St., Olyphant, PA 18447.
Visit www.semiancares.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union St Taylor, PA 18517
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 15, 2014