1943 - 2021
Harding-Litwin Funeral Home
123 West Tioga
Tunkhannock, PA

Jean Marie Franko, 78, of Tunkhannock, passed away at Geisinger CMC Hospital, Scranton, on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.

She was born in Scranton, on Jan. 18, 1943, the daughter of the late Phillip and Mary (Nash) Zanghi.

Jean was of the Catholic faith and worked as a registered nurse and Director of Nursing.

Jean loved gardening, cooking, canning, crocheting, watching musicals, and rooting for her favorite college football teams (We Are…). A feisty debater, she never shied from tough conversations, and her fortitude was an example to both family and friends. She truly loved working in the medical field, and her expertise was sought after long after she retired.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and her brother, Robert (Bobby) Zanghi.

She is survived by her children: Janine Mead (Kevin), Donald Franko Jr, and Lisa Franko; her grandchildren: Erik Mead and Evelyn Mead (Justen); her great grandchild, Atticus; and her siblings: Phillip Zanghi (Pat), Michael Zanghi and Josephine Franko.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family at the Fairview Cemetery, Lake Winola.

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Published by Wyoming County Examiner from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2022.
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Very sorry to hear of the passing of Jean Marie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Helen Marie and Henry Hulse
January 1, 2022
So sorry to hear about Jean Marie
Mary Ann and Joe Arnold
January 1, 2022
Dear Lisa, Janine, and Donnie, I Am So Very Sorry to hear this sad news. I Will Keep You All In My Prayers. Your mom is Finally Back With Your Dad Holding Hands In Heaven. God Bless.Kathy Snyder
Kathy Snyder
December 30, 2021
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