In Loving Memory of Mary Summa

Mary Summa

Mary Summa

Jefferson Township, PA March 29, 1919 ~ October 29, 2018 Date of Service: October 31, 2018

Mary Summa, 99, formerly of Dunmore, died Monday at St. Mary's Villa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donato "Diz" Summa, in 2003.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Lane Kowalchick. She was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore. Before retirement, Mary was employed in the garment manufacturing industry. Mary was a member of two Red Hat societies and the Jefferson Twp. Senior Citizens Center, where she participated in a number of its functions and was able to drive herself to the center until age 98.

Mary was a very positive person who enjoyed socializing, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Mary spent three or four of the winter months in St. Petersburg, Fla., and spent her summers at Breezewood Acres Campground, Gouldsboro. She was loved by all her neighbors. 

She is survived by her sons, Andy, Scott Twp.; and Joe and wife, Patricia, Jefferson Twp., four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph; a grandson, Donnie Summa; a daughter-in-law, Janet Summa; brothers, Michael Lane and Joseph Kowalchick; sisters, Julia Booth and Anna Kowalchick. 

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Dunmore.

Family and friends may call Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's Villa, 516 St. Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp., PA 18444. 


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Karen Keating
Posts: 1
Re: In Loving Memory of Mary Summa
Reply #1 on : Tue October 30, 2018, 16:56:40
Sending our sympathies, and prayers. Your Mom was a wonderful person, and neighbour. We were lucky to have grown up next door. Later in life, I had the pleasure of doing her hair for years. She always had a smile and a good word for everyone. May she rest in peace, baking, and making her homemade Italian dishes. RIP Mary. Love Karen Keating, Barbara Rutkowski, and Marie Nolan.