Genevieve M. Labaty, Susquehanna Avenue, Wyoming, died Thursday at St. Luke's Villa in Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Mary DeSalvo.
Prior to retiring, Mrs. Labaty had a career in retail and banking for many years.
She was an active member of St. Monica's Parish/Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming. She was a member of The Ladies of Charity, treasurer of the Christian Mothers Altar and Rosary Society, vice president of the Golden Years Travel and Social Club, and the treasurer of the Wyoming/West Wyoming Senior Citizens Club.
Among her favorite things, Genevieve loved her home and especially her kitchen, laughing, visiting, baking and cooking for family. She cherished the time that she had with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love continues in the thoughts and hearts of all whose lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her adoring husband, Frank, in 2002.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary L. Supey and her husband, Thomas, and Sherri L. Patterson and her husband, Jeff, all of West Pittston; son, Frank Labaty and his wife, Barbara, Ashburn, Va.; grandchildren, Kristina Labaty-Carlson and her husband, John, Frank D. Labaty, Thomas Supey Jr. and his wife, Dori, Sam Supey and his wife, Krissy, Michael Supey and Matthew and Kylie Patterson; great-grandchildren, Gwendoline, Simon, Sammy, Samara, Tommy, Luke, Jake and Eli; brother, Sam DeSalvo and his wife, Mickey; and an aunt, Mrs. Lena Sardo.
Genevieve's family sincerely appreciates the kind and considerate care provided by Dr. John Prater, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, the caregivers of the Commonwealth Hospice Unit at St. Luke's Villa and the staff of Maxim Healthcare.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday from the Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica's Parish/Our Lady of Sorrow's Church, West Wyoming, with interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the funeral. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 12, 2013