HANOVER TWP. — Betty Jean Anistranski, 81, of Hanover Township, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her husband of 57 years is Joseph Anistranski.
Betty Jean was born March 7, 1933, in Wilkes-Barre. She was the daughter of the late Anthony Graziano and Laura Santi Graziano. She was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre GAR.High School, class of 1950, and also the Wilkes-Barre Business College.
She had a long time career with Susquehanna Savings and Loan and Atlantic Financial. She also was employed for a year in the dental office of Dr. Wayne Dombroski. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes-Barre. Betty Jean was a diehard Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Fan.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Joseph, are her children, Dr. Elizabeth L. Anistranski-Keller and her husband, Sean Keller, and Dr. Joseph A. Anistranski and his wife, Maureen; her sister, Patricia Krzyzewski, Maine, N.Y.; and proud grandchildren, Joseph A. Jr., Jarrett R., John P. and Maura R. Anistranski, and Blake A. and Brandon A. Keller; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish (St. Aloysius Catholic Church), Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Vincent Dang as celebrant. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Family and friends may call from 7:45 a.m. until Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the S.P.C.A., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Plains Township.