Maria Mackarey

  • "Mackarey Family, My deepest sympathy to all on the passing..."
    - Patricia Duffy
  • "Maria s transition into Eternity will be Lovely. Carol..."
    - carol peters
  • "Maria s transition into Eternity will be lovely Carol..."
    - carol peters
  • "To the Mackarey families, So sorry for your loss of Maria...."
    - Rosie Ludgate
  • "Michelle and family. So sorry to read of your sisters..."
    - Janet Tansits LoRusso

Maria Mackarey, 63, died Wednesday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John "Colonel" Sr. and the former Rosemarie Joseph. She attended Marywood Seminary and was a 1972 graduate of St. Patrick's High School in West Scranton. She was employed by New Penn Trucking as an office manager. Maria was a very active member of St. Ann Maronite Church and its Our Lady Queen of Peace Sodality. She enjoyed cooking her Lebanese specialties for her family and friends and always had enough to feed an army. Maria enjoyed shopping and wearing designer clothing from head to toe. She had a knack for interior design and was very proud of her home that she decorated herself. Her feisty, funny, larger-than-life self will be missed by her family and friends who loved her dearly.

Maria's family wishes to thank Dr. Gerard Nealon, Dr. Jeffrey Gryn, Dr. Kenneth Gentilezza, the Commonwealth Hospital's emergency room and the 2nd floor nursing staff, especially head nurse, Erica, for all of their care and compassion during Maria's illness.

Surviving are sisters, Joanne Coyne and husband, Brian, Scranton; Michele Petroziello and husband, Dave, Elmhurst; Rosemarie Magalski and husband, Kevin, Spring Brook Twp.; brothers, Bedway and wife, Melanie, Clarks Summit; Joseph and wife, Linda, Moscow; and Albert and wife, Dr. Maria, Clarks Summit; 13 nieces and nephews; and three great-nephews; aunts, Joan Mammeralla, Mahanoy City, and Angie Mackarey, Scranton; several cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Mackarey Lee.

The funeral will be Saturday from Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Maronite Church by the Very Rev. Monsignor Francis J. Marini, pastor. Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery, West Scranton.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Incense service at 3:45 p.m.

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Ann Maronite Church, 1320 Price St., Scranton, PA 18504.

Those attending the funeral on Saturday morning are asked to go directly to the church.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 8, 2018