Jan. 6, 2013
Fira Rose Furino, 95, of West Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Laurels Nursing Center, Kingston.
She was born in Swoyersville on Feb. 23, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Melchior and Maryann Colura Furino.
She was a graduate of Swoyersville High School, class of 1936. She was a member of St. Monica Parish/Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming, for more than 70 years, and she was a member of the Sacred Heart Society and Sodality. She worked at all of their church picnics in those days.
The family resided on Hazle Street, Swoyersville, for many years until the death of her mother. Then the family moved to Shoemaker Avenue, West Wyoming, for 53 years, and later Rose and her sister Ann resided on Swetland Lane, West Wyoming, for 20 years. The past 15 months she was a resident of The Laurels, Third Avenue, Kingston.
She was formerly employed at United Pants Co. for 42 years until her retirement. Aunt Rose loved to watch Lawrence Welk, the polkas and her daytime stories. She loved going for car rides and working on word-find books.
She was a very happy person and liked to sing songs and laugh at silly things. Aunt Rose especially looked forward to seeing all the youngest great-great-nephews and nieces, Luke and Jackson, Owen and Colton and Faith, who visited her frequently and always made her happy.
Aunt Rose will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Lena Amato and her husband, Anthony; Mary Locascio and her husband, Samuel; Ann Furino; Angeline Lacina and her husband, William; Joseph Furino and his wife, Helen; Michael Furino and his wife, Rachael.
Funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 11, at 8:30 a.m. from the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming, with the Rev. McKernan as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Wyoming.
Friends may call today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Laurels for their kindness to Rose and the hospice nurses for their comfort and care.