In Loving Memory of Mari Clauss Acculto
Mari Clauss AccultoScranton, PA August 6, 1952 ~ September 17, 2017 Date of Service: September 21, 2017
Mari Clauss Acculto, 65, Dunmore, died Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her family. She and her husband, John J. Accuto had celebrated 43 years of marriage on February 7th.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Marion Lynch Clauss of Dunmore and the late James Clauss. She was a lifelong member of St. Clare/St. Paul Parish in Scranton. She was a graduate of Marywood Seminary Class 1970 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Marywood University in 1995. Prior to retirement, she was a partner at Clauss-Bovard Insurance Agency, which was founded by her father.
When Mari and John first started dating, she was working for her dad at the Castle Restaurant. She was a jack-of-all-trades, but her personality shone thru especially as a waitress and hostess. Meeting and greeting people was a joy to her; No one was a stranger to Mari. There were countless organizations and charities that benefitted from her generosity and love of people. She will be best remembered for her remarkable sense of humor and dedication to her family and friends. Her dynamic presence will be missed by all.
Also surviving are three daughters, Kate Beckage and her husband Marc, Edinboro, PA, Rebecca “Becki” Kratz and her husband Ray, Pittston, and Jamie McNerney and her husband Tim, Phoneixville, PA, two sons, John A. Acculto and his wife Katie, Dunmore, and Christopher Acculto, Brigantine, NJ, five beautiful grandchildren, Olivia, Ian, Anna, Patrick, and John Christopher, two sisters, Sister Katie Clauss, IHM, Scranton, and Rebecca Wick and her husband David, Lake Forrest, Ill., a brother, Jim. Clauss and his wife Louise, Seattle, WA, her mother in law Anne Acculto, Scranton, two sisters in law, Dina Fisch and her husband Robert, Scranton, and Jennifer Boeth and her husband Ron, Scranton, twelve nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Mary Alice Clauss.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Paul’s Church, Penn Avenue in Scranton. Cremation will follow with burial private in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow at the convenience of the family. All friends attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church Thursday morning.
Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 4pm-8pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Parish Food Pantry, 1510 Penn Ave. Scranton 18509.