Anna Neutts Marshalek, of Reservoir Street, Simpson, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Joseph B. Marshalek, who died on March 6, 2005. The couple had been married for 49 years before his death.
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Born in Carbondale, in 1932, daughter of the late Anthony and Katie Tolerico Neutts, she was a 1950 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. Before her retirement, Ann worked in a clothing manufacturing factory. She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Simpson, of St. Rose Parish. She was a former member of the Fell PTA and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild of St. Michael's Church.
Ann had been an active member of Cub Scout Pack 17 and Boy Scout Troop 312, Simpson, since 1970. She served as a den leader, den leader coach, assistant cub master and committee member of Troop 312. She had received the Den Leader's and Den Leader's Coach awards, and St. Anne's and St. George religious awards from the Scranton Diocese for her work with Scouts. Ann also received the Award of Merit, the second highest award given to adult volunteers.
She is survived by a son, Joseph, Jessup; a sister, Geraldine Defazio, Clifford; and three brothers, Frank and Nicholas Neutts, Carbondale; and Anthony Neutts and wife, Clara, Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Stanley Dzwonczyk; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Ann was also preceded in death by an infant son; nine sisters, Elizabeth Dzwonczyk, Catherine Cerra, Lenore Talerico, Pauline Cadora, Marie Favaloro, Margaret Parente, Angela Vena, Julie Ross and Antoinette (Dolly) Perri; and a brother, Milo Neutts.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson. Entombment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
For directions or condolences, visit www.scotchlas funeralhome.com.
Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc.
621 North Main Street Simpson, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 17, 2014