In Loving Memory of Philomena Luciano
Philomena LucianoScranton and formerly of Dunmore, PA May 30, 1921 ~ May 11, 2015 Date of Service: May 16, 2015
Philomena DePietro Luciano, 93, a resident of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa. and formerly of Dunmore, died Monday at the Jewish Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugenio J. Luciano, who died Oct. 12, 1976.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph and Frances DeSando DePietro, she attended Dunmore public schools and had been a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore. She was the family matriarch, always ready to face any challenge for her family. Her sense of humor and love of cooking endeared her to her children, grandchildren and their many friends.The family would like to express its gratitude to the fifth-floor staff and supervisors of the Jewish Home, in addition to the nursing staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the love, compassion and excellent care she received during her stay at the Jewish Home.
Surviving are a daughter, Marie Finan, Dunmore; sons, Eugene Luciano and wife, Barbara, Avon, Ohio; and Joseph Luciano and wife, Lucy, Dunmore; grandchildren, Mark Finan and wife, Aimee; Don Finan and wife, Debbie; Nicholas Luciano; Andrew Luciano and wife, Laura; Matthew Luciano and wife, Kristen; Joseph Luciano Jr.; Maura Irving and husband, Pat; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Dean, Mark Jr., Carlie and Olivia Finan, Mia and Maggie Irving, and Olivia, Allison and Aubrey Luciano; a sister, Blanche Portanova, Scranton; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Freda Rinaldi, Ann Marie Brando and infant, Antionette; as well as a brother, John DePietro.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street, Scranton. Interment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., 1101 Vine St., Scranton, 18510; or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507.