Mary Ann Maro, 76, of Dunmore, died Tuesday afternoon at home surrounded by her loving family. She and her husband, Nicholas Angelo Maro, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
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Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late John Rusinko and the late Ann Jadowski Devlin. Mary Ann was a longtime member of the former Holy Family Parish and was a graduate of Dunmore High School class of 1956. A talented seamstress, she enjoyed creating many outfits and uniforms from her imagination for her family, friends, Dunmore Miss Buck and Dunmore Crimsonettes. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting various works of art for those people near and dear to her. She also used her talents by sewing for a local bridal boutique. Mary Ann loved the challenge of assembling puzzles, and in her earlier years donating her time at the Schultz Teener League concession stand in Dunmore. She also was active in the Dunmore schools PTA, where she created many friendships that continue to this day.
Also surviving are two daughters, Donna Marie Boland and husband, Sean, Clarks Green; and Lynette Labukas, Scranton; and a son, Dr. Nicholas Paul Maro and wife, Marybeth, Tunkhannock; three sisters, Dolores Oliveira, Endicott, N.Y.; Audrey O'Rose, Scranton; Barbara Leiss, Deer Park, Wash.; two brothers, Ronald Rusinko, Scranton; and Paul Rusinko, Clarks Green; seven grandchildren, Maria and husband, Michel; Daniel, David, Kimberly, Kelly, Sean and Nicholas; and two stepgrandchildren, Joseph and Kathleen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street in Dunmore. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
Friends may call at the church Saturday from 8:30 until the time of Mass. To send an online condolence or for more information, visit www.dunmorefuneralhome.com .
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 3, 2014