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Norma Cristiano

Norma Cristiano Obituary

Norma Cristiano, 91, of Old Forge, passed away Tuesday at her home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Anthony Cristiano, who preceded her in death on May 27, 1991.

Born in Old Forge, daughter of the late Guiseppe and Edivegi Pennoni Biscontini, she was a graduate of Old Forge High School and Lackawanna Business College. Norma owned and operated Cristiano Welding Supply for 30 years and, upon her retirement, passed on control of the business to her son, Daniel. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's Church (Prince of Peace Parish), Old Forge.

Her family would like to thoughtfully acknowledge both Dr. Darlene Dunay and PHHC Hospice for the remarkable care given to her during her illness and final days. Special thanks are extended to nurse Judy, nurse Lou Ann Thomas, and caregiver Wioletta.

Surviving are her daughter, Lynne Mulhern and husband, Daniel, of Fredericksburg, Va.; her daughter-in-law, Mary Lugin Cristiano, of Old Forge; grandchildren, Katie Boligitz, Stafford, Va.; Daniel Mulhern and wife, Kerry, Fawn Lake, Va.; Daniel Cristiano and wife, Andie, Hughestown; Brad Cristiano and wife, Lindsey, Browntown (Pittston); Amanda Zwanch, Minooka; great-grandchildren, Nina and Nolan Boligitz, Kennedy and Hadley Mulhern, Nico, Gianni and Jessa Cristiano, Farrah and Vincent Zwanch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by her son, Daniel Cristiano; her grandson, Bryan Cristiano; sisters, Mary Cencetti, Laura Ceccacci, Jennie Spigarelli, Viola Jake and Adele DeAngelis; and brothers, Gelso and Rudy Biscontini.

The funeral will be held Saturday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church (Prince of Peace Parish), 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. August A. Ricciardi, pastor. Interment services will follow in Old Forge Cemetery. Those planning to attend are kindly asked to proceed directly to the church.

A public viewing will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Ferri & Gillette Funeral Services LLC, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Guests are asked to pay their respects briefly and immediately depart in order to adhere to capacity limitations and allow family to remain in the building. There may be a delay upon entering. Please be patient. Masks and social distancing are mandated at both the funeral home and church. The family realizes that some may not feel comfortable attending. They wish those to know that their choice is perfectly understood. Your thoughts and support are sufficient and greatly appreciated. To leave an online condolence, visit www.ferrigillette


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