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James M. Burgio

James M. Burgio, 83, of Wyoming, passed away Friday evening in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Anthony and Rose Rizzo Burgio. He was educated in Pittston schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Prior to his retirement he owned and operated Center Fashions, formerly of Dupont. He was a member of St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Burgio.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years, the former Dolores Nesgoda; children, Gerri Burgio Pilch and husband Andrew, Newport, Richie, Florida, Anthony Burgio and wife Maryann, Centermoreland, Diane Burgio, Kingston, and Darlene Solomon and husband Michael, Wyoming; grandchildren, David Onufer and wife Sarah, Melissa Onufer, Stephanie and Samantha Burgio, Amanda, Deanna and Brian Aponte, and Kayla and Julia Solomon; great-grandchildren, Grace and Eleanor Onufer, Alexis Morales and Laila Aponte; and siblings Peter Burgio and Michalene Trombetta.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Bruno and staff for the wonderful care they provided, as well as the caring staff of Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Private funeral services were held Monday at Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish, Wyoming. Entombment was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery. There were no calling hours.

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 15, 2013
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