Ann Marie Clarke, 79, of Pittston, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Born in Pittston Township on April 21, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Gaetano and Alfonse Nardone Melone. She was a graduate of West Pittston High School. Prior to retirement, she was employed by JC Penney.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her Catholic faith was a strong part of her life as she faithfully attended Mass. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Clarke, in 1975; son William F. Clarke Jr.; and siblings, Helen Satkowski, Stella DeMarco, Anthony Melone, Rose Doscotch and Lena Melone.
Surviving are her children Marie Coyle, Scranton; Patricia Cantafio and her husband, Francis, Pittston Township, and John Clarke and his wife, Kathy, Madisonville; grandchildren, Dr. Aileen Werts and her husband, Dr. Jeff, Michigan; Regina Coyle, Scranton; Erin Cantafio, Pittston Township; Mark Cantafio, Pittston Township; Katie Clarke, Dunmore; Brian Clarke, Dunmore; Megan Clarke, Philadelphia; Dustin Clarke, Pittston, and William Clarke, Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 6, 2013