In Remembrance of Rita M. Mercuri
Rita M. MercuriScranton, PA May 24, 1953 ~ June 20, 2014 Date of Service: June 26, 2014
Rita M. Mercuri, of Scranton, died Friday morning at home. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Michael G. Mercuri.
Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph “Doc” and Helen Kunauskas Celusniak and was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the former Wilkes College. Prior to retirement she worked as an Elementary and Intermediate music teacher for the Pittston Area School District for 35 years. She was the organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Pittston for 40 years. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Also surviving is a son, Michael J. Mercuri, at home; stepdaughter, Melissa Looney and husband Kevin, Medford, NJ; and stepson, Nathan Mercuri, Rochester, NY; a sister, Ann Marie Curry and husband Dave, Milford, MI; step-granddaughter, Kieran Grace; a niece, Sarah Pessat and husband Dan, Richmond, VA; aunts, Anna ” Nancy” Sellock and Genevieve “ Gena” Scatena; numerous cousins.
The funeral will be Thursday in the Divine Mercy Parish, Davis St., Scranton with mass at 12:00 noon.
Friends may call at the church Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass.
Interment is private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA, 17011; or to the donor’s favorite charity.