In Remembrance of Madlyn M. Mecca

Madlyn M. Mecca

Madlyn M. Mecca

Dunmore, PA July 23, 1928 ~ December 4, 2014 Date of Service: December 22, 2014

Madlyn M. Mecca, 86, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died early Thursday morning as a result of a natural gas explosion at her home. She was the widow of Thomas E. Mecca, Sr. who died in 1999. Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of George and Angelina Mecca Miele. Madlyn was a 1946 graduate of Dunmore High School and a lifelong member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore. She was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society, participating in such activities as the the parish picnic and bake sales. Madlyn was also an active member of the Dunmore Historical Society. Prior to retirement she worked in the local garment industry.

Madlyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and neighbor who will be missed more than words can express. She was well known for cooking and baking her delicious Italian recipes for family and friends and shared her knowledge, teaching anyone who wanted to learn. She was always there to help others and touched many lives with her warmth, kindness, and generosity. She loved spending time with family and friends, but the time she cherished most was the time she spent with her two grandchildren whom she adored.

Surviving are a son Thomas E. Mecca, Jr. and his wife Marie, Moosic, two grandchildren, Thomas Michael Mecca and Christina Marie Mecca, both of Moosic, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Elaine Marie, four sisters, Jean Miele, Ann Pagotto, Molly Olive, and Marie Golden, and three brothers, Joseph Meila, Leonard “Leo” Meila, and William Meila.

The funeral will be Monday December 22nd from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday December 21st from 3-7PM.

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Ralph Mancuso, Jr
Posts: 9
So Sorry
Reply #4 on : Sat December 20, 2014, 13:28:22
Tom, You probably do not remember me. My Uncle Gene & your Aunt Jean were together for nearly 50 years. Uncle Gene used to take me around with him in my younger days and I was at your home with him visiting your mom and dad many times. I remember not only your mom but your dad being so very nice to me. Your mom was a lovely person. I could not believe it when her photo flashed on the TV. Please know that I understand how difficult the days will be for you and your family. I recently lost my wife Filomena in March. Ralph
Debbie Butler
Posts: 9
My thoughts are with you
Reply #3 on : Mon December 15, 2014, 19:57:14
Dear Tom and family,
I am just heartbroken to hear of Madlyn's passing. You know she was so much more to my family than a neighbor. Every milestone in my life was marked with her presence. Tom you are blessed to have had a mother that loved you so very much. I know that her path to heaven was as clear as the path between our 2 yards. With love and deepest sympathy. Debbie
Alice Scotchlas
Posts: 9
Thinking of you
Reply #2 on : Mon December 15, 2014, 10:02:57
Dear Tom and family,
I am so sorry about your mother's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thougths and prayers.
Your fav physician liaison,
Love ya,
Posts: 9
Reply #1 on : Thu December 11, 2014, 15:27:09
Dear Tom & Family,
Words like I’m so sorry and my deepest sympathy just don’t seem to be powerful enough to say on the tragic, sad loss of your dear mother. Please find comfort in the fact that someday by the grace of God you will be reunited with her in Heaven and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your favorite print shop girl
Lisa Yantorn