Mary Ann Chromey, 81, of Duryea, passed away Tuesday at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes Barre, under the care of Erwin Home Health and Hospice Inc.
Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Gus K. and Veronica J. Orzell Kulas. She was a graduate of Duryea High School, Class of 1948, and Empire Beauty School, Wilkes Barre. Prior to her retirement in 1993, she was employed as a manager for the former Topps Chewing Gum Co., Duryea, for 27 years.
She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, and was a life-long resident of Duryea.
She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics and collectables, especially her beloved doll collection. She also enjoyed her job at Topps Chewing Gum Co. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.
The family would like to thank Erwin Home Health and Hospice Inc., especially Eli Troup and Barbara Byron, for the excellent care and compassion that was shown to Mary Ann in her final days.
Surviving are her loving husband, Eugene Chromey of Duryea; daughter, Rosemary Chromey, and her husband, Richard M. Goldberg, Wilkes Barre; son Atty. Barry Chromey and his wife, Sheryl, Moscow; son Kevin Chromey, Duryea; granddaughter, Leah Ann Goldberg, Wilkes Barre; sister, Rosalie M. Gudz, and her husband, Robert, Gales Ferry, Conn.; foster brother, Peter Pavidas, and his wife, Harriet, Fountain Valley, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with Msgr. Vincent Grimalia and the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Shiva will be observed on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Rosemary Chromey, 92 Riverside Drive, Wilkes-Barre.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Erwin Home Health and Hospice Inc., 270 Pierce St., Kingston, or to the donor's favorite charity.
To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit the funeral home's website at www.piontekfuneralhome.com.
Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 6, 2013