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Neil J. Furiosi

Neil J. Furiosi Obituary

Neil J. Furiosi, 76, of Throop, died Tuesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. His wife is the former Lillian Pasquale. The couple was married for 51 years.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Alfred and Constance Peters Furiosi. He graduated from West Scranton High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. Neil was a police officer and chief of police for 35 years. He became a sheriff after retirement.

He was a kind and loving husband, father and brother who will be dearly missed by all. Neil lost his fight for life after two weeks in ICU.

Neil enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and would go on various benefit rides. Also, dancing to the oldies and vacationing at the beach. He also loved his furbabies, Lilah and Gunner.

He was a good-hearted person who helped everyone. His family is heartbroken at his passing.

Also surviving are his daughter, Jessica Furiosi, Throop; a sister, Angela Artabane, Clarks Summit; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Fran Pauletti; and a brother-in-law, Eugene DePasquale.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, June Ann Coiro.

The funeral will be Monday at noon at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Masks and CDC guidelines will be followed, both at the funeral home and the church. Viewing hours will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville. For directions or online condolences, visit the funeral home website.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James M. Margotta Funeral Home.

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