Rose Marie Insalaco

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Rose Marie Insalaco, 77, of Avoca, died Saturday at the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 17, 1936, daughter of the late Stephen Krupa and Leocadia (Walaitis) Krupa, Rose Marie graduated from St. Mary's High School, Wilkes-Barre. She was a model for Pomeroy's and Lazarus department stores, and entered into banking. For several years with her husband, Leo, she helped run Leo's Lunch in Pittston and then his mobile catering truck "The Think Drink." Returning to banking, she worked at the Avoca Bank as a head teller. With the PNC takeover, she moved on as a manager/trainer in Scranton and then to PNC in center Philadelphia, where she worked as director of bookkeeping operations.

Through the years, Rose Marie was an active member in the PTA, volunteered with the Girl Scouts and Junior Achievement, and served as a Eucharistic Minister at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Avoca.

Rose Marie loved the time spent with her family and friends. Reading, puzzles, watching football and crocheting were her favorite pastimes, as well as trips to Cape Cod. She will be missed by all who loved her.

Surviving are her daughter, Marlene Gerrity and husband, Thomas, Dupont; her son, Leo Insalaco and wife Patty, Nanticoke; two grandchildren, Christopher Gerrity and Meghan Gerrity, Dupont; her brother, Joseph Krupa, Jekyll Island, Ga.; and two nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley Adamitis, in 1965; and second husband, Leo Insalaco, in 1979.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, Dupont, with the Rev. Joseph Verespy officiating. Interment will be held at St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to either the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510, or Caregivers of America Hospice, 718 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu
Published in Scranton Times from June 8 to June 10, 2014