August 17, 2011
Lorraine Montante, 90, of Kingston, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born in Wilkes-Barre and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Zumpano. A graduate of Coughlin High School, she was a member of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kingston. Mrs. Montante was an active member of the Luzerne County Dental Society Auxiliary, and was also involved with Wyoming Valley Women's Club. Lorraine was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother. She greatly loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and first great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Raymond L. Montante, DDS; brother, Joseph Zumpano; and sister, Jean Gobleck. A beloved mother and grandmother, she is survived by her son, Charles Montante, and his wife, Terri; daughter Mary Jean Williams and her husband, John; daughter Raymonde Stets and her husband, Larry; granddaughters, Amy and Laura Stets, and Sarah and Megan Montante; grandsons, Jeffrey Williams and Jonathan Williams and his wife, Emily; and great-grandson, Jack Williams. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Memorial gifts may be made to: St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 East Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to the Catherine McAuley House, 121 Church Street, Plymouth, PA 18651. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.maher-collins.com .
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 19, 2011