Florence J. Petrosky, 83, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, died Saturday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.
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Born July 31, 1929, daughter of the late Alexander and Catherine Michniewicz, Florence graduated from Old Forge High School, class of 1947. She worked at Julia's Old Forge Hotel and Restaurant, International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Lennie Lee Manufacturing of Old Forge and A.M. Kloss Inc. of Old Forge. During her retirement, she was an active volunteer at the Scranton Cultural Center.
Florence was a member of the former St. Michael's Church, Old Forge, where she and her late husband, Felix, were longtime members of the choir. She was currently a member of Holy Rosary Church, Duryea.
Florence was a loving and kind mother and grandmother. She was very active in life and had a youthful and joyous spirit. She will be sincerely missed by her family and many friends.
Surviving are sons, Gerard Petrosky, Binghamton, N.Y.; and Kenneth Petrosky and wife, Michele, Spring Brook Twp.; a grandson, Russell Petrosky and wife, Mary, Johnson City, N.Y.; granddaughters, Tracy Petrosky, Binghamton, and Amanda, Lauren and Jessica Petrosky, all of Spring Brook Twp.; a brother and sister-in-law, Al and Joanne Michaels, the Woodlands, Texas; many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael "Mickey" Grzybowski; a sister, Helen Cwalina; and a daughter-in-law, Lucia Petrosky.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, to be celebrated by the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, pastor. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. Visit www.Kearney FuneralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 28, 2013