Bernardine C. Kirkutis

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Nov. 18, 2012

Bernardine C. Kirkutis, age 85, of Hanover Township, passed into eternal rest, on Sunday morning, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Hanover Township, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Genevieve Pacropis Chasko. Mrs. Kirkutis was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish. Bernardine was an avid tennis and bridge player and she enjoyed shopping.

She was the founder of the Tuesday Lunch Group. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She welcomed everyone into her home with open arms.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and a daughter, Susan.

Surviving are her loving daughters, Nancy Markovich, Hanover Township; Anne Green-Santry and her husband, Kevin Santry, of Trucksville; Jane Smith and her husband, Ron Smith, of Hanover Township, and Amy Cook and her husband, Steve Cook, of Hanover Township; grandchildren, Joe Markovich, Caitlin Green, Morgan and Jake Smith, and Collin Cook.

Funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish,143 Division Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to funeral time.

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Published in Times Leader on Nov. 19, 2012