Maria T. Thubbron

October 7, 2012

Maria T. Thubbron, 62, of Nanticoke, passed away on Sunday October 7, 2012 at the Celtic Healthcare Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital.

Born in Camden, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Troutman Matteo.

Maria was a member of the First Primitive Methodist Church, Nanticoke, and was a graduate of Danville High School. She belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 834 of Nanticoke.

She worked for the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital for 38 years and in the physical therapy department for the past 19 of those years, and most recently had worked as an aide in the MRI department there.

Surviving are her husband of 21 years, William L.(Pappy) Thubbron Sr., and daughter, Marti, and her husband, Jerry Nastanski, Edwardsville, a son, George, and his wife, Katie Brogan, Clearwater, Fla.; stepchildren, Lisa and her husband, Ken Shotwell, Duryea; Lori Thubbron, Dallas; William Thubbron Jr. and his fiancée, Brianne, Pittston, and John Thubbron, Wapwallopen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and John Stasik, Duryea; Jack and Rosemary Thubbron, Pittston Township; Jane Osborne, Elwood City, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Primitive Methodist Church, corner of Church and Prospect streets, Nanticoke. Pastor Kyke Gilder will officiate at the services at 8 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter

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Published in Times Leader on Oct. 9, 2012