In Remembrance of Barbara (Bertha) Falzone

Barbara (Bertha) Falzone

Barbara (Bertha) Falzone

Dunmore, PA November 29, 1921 ~ December 14, 2013 Date of Service: December 18, 2013

Barbara (Bertha) Evancho Falzone, 92, died Saturday morning in V.N.A. Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton surrounded by her loving family. Her husband Anthony died in 1994.

Born November 29, 1921 in Brownsville, PA and raised in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late John and Ann Petsko Evancho. Barbara attended Dunmore High School and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Scranton and formerly of Christ the King Church in Dunmore before its closing. She worked for both Jacobson Hat and the Grove Silk Mill for many years. Barbara enjoyed baking and cooking Italian & Russian dishes for the enjoyment of her family. Bowling and bingo were her favorite interests. Barbara took great pride in her gardening skills, which will be missed.

God has taken our mother, our friend, and our center of life.  From the first day to the last, she has instilled love and the fulfillment of life that we will carry for the rest of our lives. Mom will always be remembered and will never be forgotten.

She is survived by a daughter Barbara Castelletti and her husband Frank Surdy, Scranton, a son, Michael Falzone and his wife Elaine, Dunmore, a sister, Jule Mecca, Dunmore, nieces, nephews, three step grandchildren, and a step great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother Charles Evancho and sisters Anna Pavliga, and Mary Sarcinelli, and numerous brother-in-laws, sister- in-laws, nephews and nieces.

Her family would like to thank all the doctors over the years for the kind and compassionate care of their mother. Special thanks to Dr. Ferdinand Monahan for helping them through the last few days of their mother’s precious life. Also, a special thank you to the staff and aides of 4 South at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility for the care given to Barbara.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in Immaculate Conception Church , Taylor and East Gibson streets in Scranton. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8pm

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helaine and william markewich
Posts: 6
Reply #5 on : Thu December 19, 2013, 08:57:52
Our deepest sympathy to Michael and Elaine for the loss of Michael's Mother.
Otto Rivera
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Reply #4 on : Thu December 19, 2013, 00:51:34
Barbara and Michael I am very sorry for the loss of your Mom. It was a pleasure helping her while I was working at allied. She was the sweetest lady in the whole floor. She will be missed. My love and prayers to you and your families.
Donna & Bill Arnold
Posts: 6
Re: In Remembrance of Barbara (Bertha) Falzone
Reply #3 on : Wed December 18, 2013, 08:26:17
Dear Barbara & Michael,
Bill and I were out of town on Tuesday and tried very hard to get back in time to visit you at the funeral home.
We want you to know how sorry we are about your mom. She was special we will miss seeing her clap alone with our music. She made us feel good.
It was always so nice seeing your mom and your dad, I miss our older generations.
Our love and prayers go out to you and your families.
Donna & Bill (Incavido) Arnold
Joan Masich
Posts: 6
Reply #2 on : Mon December 16, 2013, 15:13:06
we are so Sorry. Bertha was a sweet lady who will surely be missed by everyone.

Mike and Joan Masich
Posts: 6
Re: In Remembrance of Barbara (Bertha) Falzone
Reply #1 on : Mon December 16, 2013, 10:16:02
We are so sorry for your loss. Please remember that your mom will always be with you in all the loving memories you shared.

Nancy & Rick