In Loving Memory of Mary Elizabeth Samuels

Mary Elizabeth Samuels

Mary Elizabeth Samuels

Dunmore, PA November 15, 1956 ~ June 8, 2019 Date of Service: June 14, 2019

Mary Elizabeth McGraw Samuels slipped peacefully away on Saturday June 8 at Geisinger CMC after a long battle with renal disease. Maribeth is the daughter of James and Jacqulyn McGraw, and wife of Edmund Paul Samuels, celebrating 40 years of marriage this August.

Maribeth was a member of the 1974 graduating class of Dunmore High School, going on to earn her practical nursing degree at the Meridian School of nursing, graduating in 1976.

She worked at Mercy Hospital and Holiday Inn Manor and went on to be a stay at home mom.

Maribeth was a social butterfly, spending as much free time with her friends that she could get away with.

All she ever wanted was to be a mother, enjoying each milestone and then some with her children Timmy and Heather. Maribeth loved shopping and her electric blankets. After dialysis, you could find her snuggled up under one of them cranked all the way up because she was always cold. She enjoyed her daily lunch dates with her parents and her evening coffee runs with her sister.

Maribeth is survived by her daughter Heather (John Miloro.) In addition to her parents and husband, sister Patty (Jack Froese,) brothers Jimmy (Alice McGraw,) Tommy McGraw, Bobby (Gina McGraw,) sisters in law Ann Marie Robinson, Margaret (Howard Saltz,) and Romaine Hughes. Countless aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by son’s Timothy, Jimmy/Jake, and Eddie Samuels, grand-son Timothy Jake. Mother and father in law Edmund F. Samuels and Ann Marie Scaccia, brother-in-law John Hughes, nephew Jacky Froese, nieces Everleigh and Hadleigh Veater, and Harriet and Mary Hughes.

The family would like to thank Dunmore Davita Dialysis for being her home away from home; the Geisinger CMC ER and ICU staff during her 40 visits, especially Amy, Sara, Maura, Emmy, and countless others she met along the way; Dr. Getts for his great care managing her life during these past 8 years of dialysis.

The funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 AM in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore.  Burial will immediately follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.

Friends may call Thursday 5PM-7PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Solid K9 Training 25 Acorn Street Providence, RI 02903 or any charity that does your heart good.


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Jim & Claire Farry
Posts: 4
Sorry for your loss
Reply #4 on : Fri June 14, 2019, 18:08:54
Hi Patty - we were very sorry to hear about your sister - your good memories will comfort you, take one day at a time. Take care
John & Linda Baldauff
Posts: 4
Paying tribute to Maribeth
Reply #3 on : Wed June 12, 2019, 15:35:18
Our deepest condolences for your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Maribeth was an amazing, kind, funny and wonderful woman to have as a neighbor. She swiftly turned into a real friend. The world wild be a sadder place without her in it.
Posts: 4
Re: In Loving Memory of Mary Elizabeth Samuels
Reply #2 on : Wed June 12, 2019, 08:31:03
Our sincere sympathy to all the Samuels and McGraw Families,
Gary and Mary Ann Bewick
Bridget Clarke Walsh
Posts: 4
Reply #1 on : Tue June 11, 2019, 20:33:38
I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.