Mrs. Mary Greco, resident of Taylor, passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter Suzanne, Monday, six days shy of her 96th birthday at Mountain View Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Susan Shedler of Duryea.
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She was the wife of the late William "Wimpy" Greco, who preceded her in death on August 22, 2004. They were married for 58 years. Mary was born and raised in Duryea, attended the Duryea schools, later worked in the Bloomsburg Silk Mill in Duryea until marriage. After marriage, she and her husband resided in Old Forge, where they owned and operated the Old Forge Grocery and Produce Market for over 50 years.
Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was an avid bowler until her late eighties. She and her husband loved dancing, Atlantic City casinos and traveling, especially to attend the annual Ninth Division Army Reunions throughout the U.S. and Europe.
She was baptized in the Byzantine Rite and later became a member of Prince of Peace Parish (St. Mary's Church) and its Parish Society in Old Forge. During the last five years of her life, she resided at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Suzanne; numerous nieces and nephews; and her sisters-in-law, Eleanor Cherundolo and Loretta Garrity. She will also be missed by two special Scottie canine friends, Lad and Sadie.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Joseph, Peter and Michael; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Orechovsky and Mrs. Helen Orloski.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Friday at 11:30 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 North Main Street in Old Forge, with a noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish, corner of Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge, to be concelebrated by Rev. August Ricciardi, pastor, and Rev. Joseph Cipriano, former pastor. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Duryea.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A special thank you to her caretakers Mary Giglio and Tara Lyckowski for their love and dedication, Compassoinate Care Hospice and Dr. Mark Lyons. Also, a special thank you to Niki, Gene, Linda and family for their love, friendship and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to the Mountain View Care Auxiliary, 2309 Stafford Avenue, Scranton, 18505; Compassionate Care Hospice, 429 South Main Street, Old Forge; or Scottish Terrier Rescue, care of Erica Cerney, 94 Frogtown Road, Rockaway, New Jersey 07866. Please visit www.KearneyFu neralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2014
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