In Loving Memory of Josephine M. Valvano
Josephine M. ValvanoDunmore, PA September 23, 1944 ~ June 9, 2018 Date of Service: June 14, 2018
Josephine Marie Valvano, 73, of Dunmore, passed away peacefully Saturday evening in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore following a lengthy battle with cancer. Her friends and family members surrounded her during her last days. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
She was the beloved wife of James Valvano. Jim and Josie celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on August 17th 2017.
Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Olga Grasko Perechinsky. Josie was a graduate of Jessup High School and prior to retirement worked at WEA Manufacturing in Olyphant. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore.
Josie always remained positive and had a close circle of supportive friends. She dedicated her entire life to her family and enjoyed spending time with all of them. Josie also enjoyed traveling, especially to Maine, attending hockey games with her son, trying new restaurants, playing bingo, shopping trips with her daughters and granddaughter and most of all attending her granddaughter’s performances and school events.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two daughters, Paulette Valvano-Repella and husband Christopher, Bear Creek Village; Christine Valvano, Dunmore; a son, Dominick Valvano, Dunmore; a granddaughter, Lauren Repella, Bear Creek Village; two brothers, Michael Grunza, Eynon; John Grunza and wife Tina, Archbald; a sister, Shirley Bradshaw and husband Harry, Duryea; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank the many physicians and staff at Geisinger CMC, Dr. Kristin Liptock and staff at Hematology & Oncology Associates of NEPA, and especially the wonderful staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for all the care and compassion that was shown to Josie and her family throughout her illness.
Funeral services with a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14th at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13th at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive No. 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.