Furey Pugliano

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Furey Pugliano, 89, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, died Sunday at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Rose Splendido Pugliano, on May 2, 1993. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Larnerd Webb Pugliano, at home.

Born on Feb. 20, 1925, daughter of the late Frank and Domenica Mazzei Pugliano, Furey was a graduate of Old Forge High School, class of 1943. Upon graduation, he served in the Army Air Force during World War II as an airplane and engine mechanic, having earned the American Theater Service, Good Conduct and World War II Victory medals before his honorable discharge. A longtime Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport, he also served as an instructor before his retirement. A member of the Anthracite Pilots Club, he proudly held his private pilots license for many years.

An avid NASCAR fan, he also loved taking trips to Atlantic City. A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is also survived by his children, Donna DiMattia, Old Forge; Lorraine Daniels and husband, Mark, Avoca; and Louis Pugliano and wife, Jeannine, New Hartford, N.Y.; his stepchildren, Margaret DeMartino and husband, Frank, Lake Winola; Lynn Weller and husband, Carl, Tampa, Fla.; Wayne Webb and wife, Donna, Lavonia, Ga.; and Paul Webb and wife, Hilda, Fort Stockton, Texas; a brother-in-law, Louis Splendido, Old Forge; six grandchildren, Joseph and Brian DiMattia, Gianna and Marco Daniels and Dr. Vito and Carlo Pugliano; two great-grandchildren, Julian and Kayla DiMattia; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Anthony, Samuel and John Pugliano; and sisters, Margaret Gulli, Theresa and Madeline Pugliano and Frances Mundy.

Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Prince of Peace Parish, 123 West Grace St., Old Forge, to be concelebrated by the Rev. August A. Ricciardi, pastor, and the Rev. Joseph F. Cipriano, former pastor. Interment with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery, West Scranton.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects today between 4 and 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Scranton Times from June 9 to June 10, 2014
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