In Loving Memory of Mary Lou Jennings

Mary Lou Jennings

Mary Lou Jennings

Scranton, PA June 28, 1948 ~ April 12, 2019 Date of Service: April 15, 2019

Mary Lou Jennings, born June 28, 1948, passed away suddenly on April 12th at Regional Hospital of Scranton.  She is at peace in the arms of her angel. 

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Gertrude Yarosheski Jennings, she was a graduate of the former Cathedral High School Class of 1966 and worked for the family business, John F. Jennings Electrical Contractors.  She later started MLJ’s Happy Times, a local party supply shop.   She was a longstanding interpreter for the hearing impaired throughout the community.  For over 17 years, she volunteered for the Cathedral Sacristy and acted as Director of Liturgical Ministries for the former Christ the King Parish, where she was also interpreter for the deaf at Sunday mass for more than 15 years at Immaculate Conception Church.   She was the chairperson for Local 81 IBEW Auxiliary, served as president for the Hearing Impaired United Public Supporters, and had been a board member of the St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary. 

Mary Lou was the devoted mother of her son, Kevin.  She was his protector on earth and they brightened each other’s lives.  There was nothing she wouldn’t do for him.  The truth be said, they were a match made in heaven. 

Surviving are her sisters, Pat Kapp and husband, Raymond, of Middletown, NY, and Cindy Pace and husband, Tony, of Williamstown, NJ; her brother, John F. Jennings and wife Marsha of Dunmore; sisters-in-law, Barbara Jennings of Lafayette Hill, PA, and Julie Ardeto Jennings of Dunmore; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents and beloved son, Kevin Skiba Jennings, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Atty. Thomas W. Jennings and Atty. Paul M. Jennings.; and nieces Yvonne and Theresa Jennings. 

Mary Lou’s family wishes to thank Dr. Linda Barrasse for all of the kindness and compassion shown to her during times of need. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton.  Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service.  Interment will be privately held.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18509.

Arrangements and care provided by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.

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Posts: 3
Re: In Loving Memory of Mary Lou Jennings
Reply #3 on : Sun May 12, 2019, 23:35:19
Please accept my deepest condolences. I went to school with Mary Lou and also was at your family home for meetings for I think the name was Catholic Daughters. Your mother was the head of it. Always had a good time there. I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy (Nealis) Strach
Sister Jane Snyder, IHM
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Mary Lou Jennings
Reply #2 on : Sun April 14, 2019, 09:45:27
Mary Lou will be generously blessed for her many kindnesses to our IHM sisters, especially my aunt Sister Francella. Her heart was filled with kindness and love.
Carl Weinschenk
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Reply #1 on : Sat April 13, 2019, 13:52:08
The Cathedral Class of 66 has lost our number one advocate. MARY Lou was the heart and soul o our class. We have lost a great friend. Lois and I have the entire Jennings family in our prayers!