Maryann Carr

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Nov. 15, 2012

Maryann Carr, 70, formerly of Swoyersville, passed away on Thursday at the Laurels Health & Rehab, Kingston.

Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Tershak Hrivnak. She was a graduate of Swoyersville High School, was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, and The Lighthouse for the Blind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joseph Hrivnak; sister Dorothy Krakosky and niece Sandra Krakosky.

Maryann was a continual source of love and pride to her family, a loving sister, daughter and aunt. She was a caring homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking and crafting. Although she faced many obstacles in life, she remained a person of profound faith.

Surviving are sisters Cindy Hrivnak, of Forty Fort; Karen Rauss, of Bethlehem; brother Thomas Hrivnak and wife Cecilia, of Newport News, Va.; nephews, Kenneth Krakosky, Gregory Rauss, Kevin Hrivnak; nieces, Elaine Cameron, Catherine Hrivnak and Laura Hrivnak.

The funeral will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. Interment will be in St. John Nepomucene Cemetery, Courtdale. Friends may call on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Association for the Blind, 1825 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. To light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence for her family, please visit

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 17, 2012
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