In Loving Memory of Karen A. Darbenzio

Karen A. Darbenzio

Karen A. Darbenzio

Dunmore, PA December 28. 1956 ~ June 27, 2019 Date of Service: July 1, 2019

  

Karen A. Darbenzio, 62, of Dunmore, died Thursday morning at home surrounded by her loving family. She lost her battle fighting esophageal cancer. She is survived by her husband, Dino. The couple celebrated 34 years of marriage on June 22nd.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Zaccagnino Mele and was a 1974 graduate of Dunmore High School. She was a member of SS Anthony and Rocco Parish and Immaculate Conception Church.  She was the co- owner of Jonsal Corporation and served as its treasurer and previously  worked for   Mele Construction.

She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, godmother and friend and had much joy and pride for her family.  She loved spending time in her yard and hosting and entertaining her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time on her boat at Lake Wallenpaupack and traveling. She also enjoyed Tuesday nights at the Honky Tonk with her friends and classmates listening to her favorite band, Flashback. Karen was the matriarch of the family. Her values, impact and strong-will will be felt by her family and friends for eternity.

Also surviving are daughters; Desiree Fabri and husband Brian, Lakeville, Mia Darbenzio and partner Krista Kulp , Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Step-daughter, Davina Darbenzio Sims and husband Mark, Warrior Run. A grandson; Bryson Fabri and step-grandchildren; Ethan and Paisley Sims.  Sisters; Angela Scarantino and husband Stephen, Dunmore and Beverly Mele Occulto , Clarks Summit.

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Serena Fabri.

The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-Desantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with Mass at 9:30am in St. Rocco’s Church, Kurtz St., Dunmore.

Interment; Dunmore Cemetery

Friends may call Sunday from 3-7pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Caring for Karen, c/o Desiree Fabri, 103 Poplar St. Lakeville, Pa 18438.

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Barbara Emma Shaffer
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Desiree's Mom
Reply #15 on : Mon July 01, 2019, 15:09:22
Im sorry to hear that your mom died, Desiree:( my boyfriend John Regan was sorry to hear about it too and my parents and brother are sorry to hear that she died:(my mom got invited to the church dinner so we couldn't go to the wake. I haven't seen you and Brian in a long time and Bath and Body Works left the Steamtown mall. Are you still working with the company??? good for you that you were the boss there!!! im still living at Midtown and I love it there:) I have a good landlord there- he looks like VP Dick Cheney. I had to divorce rich s in a very bad situation. he was a binge drinker and deserted me to join the Lakota- Sioux tribe in South Dakota- I wasn't supposed to marry him in the first place but I was cycling:( Danny died on me:( He was my boyfriend from program in Carbondale:) John and I have to eat at the soup kitchen everyday and it gets nuts there:( sorry I cant spell to save my life with the brain disorders:( I got your snail mail address in case this email does not go through:) we'll be thinking of you and Brian and your Dad, Dino:) I went to the counseling center with a Dino. He was born in Greece:)I don't see him anymore since I left the programs. I think he passed away:( talk to you soon:)
Anthony Cali
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Re: In Loving Memory of Karen A. Darbenzio
Reply #14 on : Mon July 01, 2019, 13:54:03
Dino I am sorry for your loss ..

Anthony
JoAnn Foley
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Condolence
Reply #13 on : Mon July 01, 2019, 07:46:41
Dear Bev,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I know what a good sister you were. Although I was unable to attend, I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless you and your entire family during this difficult time.
JoAnn Foley
Constance Richards
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Condolences
Reply #12 on : Sun June 30, 2019, 13:55:29
Dino, Beverly and other family members,
Sorry to read of Karen's passing. She was a gracious lady and good neighbor. She always had time to stop and talk.
Connie
Donna Wright
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Condolences
Reply #11 on : Sat June 29, 2019, 12:23:03
Dino: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill &cathy
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Karen
Reply #10 on : Sat June 29, 2019, 00:00:51
So sorry for your loss. Karen was a beautiful person inside and out. we are going to miss our fun times at honky tonk dancing laughing good times.. christmas parties at our house. chats on the phone..karen u were an amazing person..hope u are dancing in heaven ..fly high love..bill and i love and miss u so much
Bill &cathy
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Karen
Reply #9 on : Fri June 28, 2019, 23:53:53
So sorry for your loss. Karen was a beautiful person inside and out. we are going to miss our fun times at honky tonk dancing. fun christmas parties at our house. chats on the phone..karen hope u are dancing in heaven ..fly high love..bill and i love and miss u so much
John P. Vetashick
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Karen A. Darbenzio
Reply #8 on : Fri June 28, 2019, 16:11:32
To Dino and Family, Joanne and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Karen. She was Dino's life long partner and love of his life. Having worked with Dino, there was not a day that went by that he did not make a loving reference about his wife Karen. Karen fought a long and courageous battle. She will be missed by family and all who knew her. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
John Farley
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RE: Condolences
Reply #7 on : Fri June 28, 2019, 15:42:07
Dino,

From my family to yours our deepest condolences and prayers.

John
John P. Vetashick
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Karen A. Darbenzio
Reply #6 on : Fri June 28, 2019, 14:34:35
To Dino and Family, Joanne and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Karen. She was Dino's life long partner and love of his life. Having worked with Dino, there was not a day that went by that he did not make a loving reference about his wife Karen. Karen fought a long and courageous battle. She will be missed by family and all who knew her. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
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