William J. Bosco Sr.

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William J. Bosco Sr., 99, of New York City, died Saturday afternoon at the Jewish Home Life Care Center, Manhattan. He is survived by his wife, the former Mercedes "Margie" Olivetti, who was born and raised in Dunmore. The couple celebrated 73 years of marriage on Nov. 22.

Born in Traves, Italy, he was the son of the late Louis and Maria Olivetti Bosco.

He was an avid reader, and enjoyed The New York Times crossword puzzles. He enjoyed dancing to the Big Band era of music and was a Word War II history expert. He loved to tell stories to all the youngsters in the family, passing the rich history of things he saw and did in his long life.

Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara Bosco, New York City; sons, William J. Bosco Jr. and wife, Maureen, Suffern, N.Y.; and James R. Bosco, New York City; grandchildren, Kelly Manzi and husband, Anthony; William III and wife, Jennifer; and Michael and wife, Cara; granddaughter-in-law, Traci Bosco-Myhal and husband, Thomas; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Delvi J. Olivetti, Dunmore; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Richard Edward Bosco, who was a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with a service at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.dunmorefu
neralhome.com.
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Published in Scranton Times on July 22, 2014