In Loving Memory of Leonard A. Verrastro
Leonard A. VerrastroDunmore, PA November 29, 1923 ~ March 12, 2015 Date of Service: March 17, 2015
Leonard A. Verrastro, 91, Dunmore, died Thursday evening in the V.N.A Hospice at Geisinger-Community Medical Center. His wife was the late Angelina Giovanna Mecca who died in 1997.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Dominick and Vita Grace Bochicchio Verrastro and was a lifelong member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in Dunmore. Leonard was a graduate of Dunmore High School and attended St. Thomas College in Scranton and then served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was self-employed in cleaning and real estate businesses and served on the board of The Scranton-Dunmore Sewer Authority from 1968 until 2014. Leonard was also a tremendous public servant having served for many years as both Lackawanna County Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer, and was elected to Dunmore Borough Council in 1963and served for over 40 years and had served as council president for most of those years. He also was involved in the Dunmore Lions Club, San Cataldo Society, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, UNICO and the Dunmore Senior Center among various other civic and social organizations. Leonard was honored as the Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County’s 98th annual Man of the Year award in 2006.
Leonard was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and loyal friend who will be missed more than words can express. His family would like to thank Drs. Salvatore Lawrence and Louis DeNaples Jr. as well as the nurses and staff at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, V.N.A. Hospice and Traditional Home Health, for all the compassion and care provided to Leonard.
Surviving are two daughters, Vita Masucci and her husband Richard, Dalton, and Carmel Ann Biko and her husband Paul, Harrisburg, a son Dominic Verrastro and his wife Barbara, Scott Twp., seven grandchildren, Amanda Masucci Daly and her husband Michael, Gladwyne, PA, Christopher Masucci and his wife Kim, W. Hartford, CT, Leonard Biko and Shannon, Lincoln University, PA, Maura Whetsel and her husband Andrew, Harrisburg, Barbara, Georgia, and Dominic Verrastro, all of Scott Twp., seven great grandchildren, Jack, Peter, and Charlotte Vita Daly, Nicholas and Alec Masucci, and Caden Paul Whetsel and Harper Biko, two sisters, Catherine Gavern and her husband Joseph, Scranton, and Marie Sileo, Las Vegas, NV, three brothers, Donato “Coach” Verrastro, Dunmore, Dominick “DeDe” Verrastro and his wife Dory, Dunmore, and Salvatore Verrastro and his wife Sylvia, Saugerties, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Canio and Patrick Verrastro.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment with full military honors will be held in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509 or to the V.N.A. Hospice and Home Health 301 Delaware Avenue Olyphant, PA 18447.