In Loving Memory of Grace C. Mecca

Grace C. Mecca

Grace C. Mecca

Dunmore, PA May 16, 1917 ~ May 6, 2017 Date of Service: May 13, 2017

Grace C. Mecca, 99, of Dunmore, died Saturday afternoon in the Dunmore Health Care Center, days shy of her 100th birthday.  Her husband, the late Donato J. “Dootch” Mecca preceded her in death on July 13, 2006.

Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Dominick and Mary Carlucci Mecca, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Prior to retirement, she had been employed in the local garment industry.  A loving and devote wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially on Saturday mornings. 

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Dunmore Heath Care Center, as well as Dr. Salvatore Lawrence for the exceptional care and kindness shown to Grace during her times of need. 

Surviving is a daughter, Mary Ann Yausm and husband Robert of Dunmore; grandchildren Jeffrey Yausm and wife Michelle of Summerville, S.C; and Craig Yausm and wife Melissa of Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren, Brady and Maddie Yausm; her sister, Carmel Novak of Dunmore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Catherine Seip, Rose Caruso, and Bertha Fitzpatrick; and brothers Al and Leonard “Dick” Mecca.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

Friends may call on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that contributions in Grace’s memory be made to the St. Joseph’s Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton. 18509; or to Meals on Wheels of NEPA, 541 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, 18509.

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Donato C. Rinaldi, Jr.
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Love and Prayers
Reply #1 on : Tue June 06, 2017, 09:10:49
Grace and Dootch lived across the street from my family home since 1962. I truly loved both of them dearly. They were like family to me. Since the day I was born, they were always kind to me and always remembered me on my birthday. They truly made my childhood special and I will always have fond memories of them. Although I am now living in South Carolina, my heart will always be on Cooney Street. God Bless you Grace. I love you. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. Love Donato, or as Grace would say, Little Danny, Sue and Victoria Rinaldi