In Remembrance of Mary A. Fastiggi

Mary A. Fastiggi

Mary A. Fastiggi

Dunmore, PA October 16, 1928 ~ July 31, 2012 Date of Service: August 4, 2012

Mary A. Fastiggi

July 31, 2012

 Mary A. Fastiggi, 83, formerly of Dunmore, passed away on Tuesday at Geisinger-C.M.C. Hospital after a brief illness.  She had been a resident of Mountain View Nursing Care Center for 12 years. 

 Born in Dunmore on October 16, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Vito Michael and Rose Mary Martinelli Fastiggi.  Mary was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore.  She graduated from Dunmore High School Class of 1946, and worked for several years as a sewing machine operator at clothing textile businesses in Scranton until her retirement resulting from a neuromuscular physical disability.

 Mary was a devout Catholic Christian who was devoted in worship to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and doing special things whenever physically possible, such as taking in minor league Yankee games at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre stadium.  She also enjoyed bingo and big wheel games at Mountain View Care Center.  Mary was a very personal woman who reached out in loving friendship to many of the other residents of Mountain View Care Center.  Mary’s family expresses their deep felt thanks to Dr. Salvatore Lawrence and appreciation to the staff at Mountain View Care Center for attending to her personal health care needs over the many years.  They also express their gratitude for the special care provided to Mary by the ICU staff at the Geisinger-C.M.C. Hospital. 

 Mary is survived by three sisters, Josephine T. Fastiggi, Mountain View Care Center in Scranton, and Lucille T. Fastiggi, Dunmore, and Rosanne Farris and husband Andrew, Olyphant; one brother, Michael C. Fastiggi and wife Lois, Mechanicsburg; brother-in-law Joseph Calomino, Dunmore; in addition to  several nieces, one nephew and four great-nieces.  She was also preceded in death by a sister Angeline Fastiggi Calomino and a brother Canio J. Fastiggi and his late wife Evelyn. 

 The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Kopacz.  Interment in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.  Friends will be received on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 




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Kellie Miller
Posts: 2
Re: In Remembrance of Mary A. Fastiggi
Reply #2 on : Thu August 02, 2012, 11:10:08
Since i cannot attend the viewing i would like to express how much Mary ment to me. I was Marys housekeeper, then i became her nurse aide, and then her rehab therapy aide. Threw the last 5 yrs i got to spend with Mary she became more than a resident to me she became family. Her heart was so big and so warm for anyone who came in contact with her. She was a women who knew exactly what she wanted when she wanted and how she wanted it and i was more than happy to give it to her! She was a wonderful person to talk to and spend time with. May the sky above be filled with the best bingo hall ever n i know your winning big now! May God bless you and your family and friends! I know you will always be watching from above my Trouble with a capitol T!! God bless and Rest in peace my friend!
Linda Lisk Sprenkle
Posts: 2
sorry for your loss
Reply #1 on : Thu August 02, 2012, 08:08:33
Dear Fastiggi family, I am so sorry for your loss in our beloved Mary. She was so kind, gentle, and loving to everyone she met. Strangers soon became friends. I will surely miss Mary and all the kindness she has show me for the past 14 months at Mountain View. She never looked down on me and treated me as a friend. When I was down, she always lifted me up. I thought of her so fondly I called her Aunt Mary. She was always so generous to everyone she was willing to give you the shirt off your back if you needed it. I hope when she sees my Dad in heaven she will tell him how I turned out. May God bless you and give you comfort in your time of great loss and great need. My deepest sympathy to you all. God Bless you all. Love Linda Faye Lisk Sprenkle