Rachel A. Bianco, age 96, formerly of Frank Street, Carbondale, and a resident of the Carbondale Nursing Home, died early Monday morning, February 18, 2013, at the nursing home.
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Born March 13, 1916, in Carbondale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carmino and Josephine (Cerra) Bianco. Rachel was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale, and worked as a cook in the dietary department of the former Carbondale General Hospital. Upon retirement, Rachel took to gardening and traveling to various locales, including what became frequent visits to Italy and Atlantic City. She also volunteered many of her retirement years at the Carbondale Senior Citizens Center, serving in its kitchen facility.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Carbondale Nursing Home, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Monsignor David L. Tressler for their kindness and care to Rachel.
Rachel is survived by nephews and caregivers, Francis and Robert Bianco with lady friend, Dotty, all of Carbondale, Pa.; several other nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews are also surviving.
Rachel was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters, Peter, Samuel, Phillip, Anthony, Joseph and Frank Bianco; and sisters, Theresa Cerra and Mary Acquisto.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning, February 23, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Farview & 41st streets, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Twp.
Friends may call Friday, February 22, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences to the family, please visit www.parisefuneralhome.com
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 20, 2013