Shirleylouise Tonte, 80, of Shavertown, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born May 2, 1933, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Henrietta Maury Schutz. She was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School, class of 1952.
Prior to her marriage in 1958, she was employed by Linear Inc. of Shavertown and also General Cigar Co. of Kingston.
She attended St. Therese's Church in Shavertown.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Peter, at home; son, Frederick and his wife, Lynne, Wesley Chapel, Fla.; daughter, Jennine Rossini and her husband, Marco, Northampton; son, Jeffrey and his wife, Angelica, Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Sharyn Williams and her husband, Wayne, Trucksville; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 9:15 a.m. Friday at the Karl E. Blight Funeral Home, 392 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Therese's Church, Pioneer Avenue, Shavertown, with the Rev. James Paisley officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Karl E Blight Funeral Home
392 Wyoming Ave Kingston, PA 18704
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 28, 2013