In Remembrance of Ruth S. Mecca

Ruth S. Mecca

Ruth S. Mecca

Dunmore, PA & Arlington, MA June 29, 1926 ~ July 4, 2013 Date of Service: July 10, 2013

 Ruth S. Mecca, 87, of Dunmore died Thursday at Sunrise Assisted Living, Arlington, Mass., her home for the past five and a half years.  Her beloved husband of 53 years, Thomas P. Mecca, preceded her in death.

 Ruth is survived by her children, Debra Rose Brillati and husband Santo, Arlington, Mass. and Thomas and wife Mary Beth, Overland Park, Kan.

 Born in Revloc, Penna., daughter of Ernest and Rose (Westerwick) Senderrek, Ruth was a graduate of Scranton Central High School.  She earned a certificate in aeronautical engineering as an engineering cadet of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation at Purdue University in Indiana.  During World War II, she was an aeronautical draftsperson for Curtiss-Wright in Columbus, Ohio.  After returning to Scranton, she held positions at the International Correspondence School, as a dental assistant and as a laboratory technician at Pharmakon Laboratories.  Ruth was known for the lavish feasts she enjoyed preparing and for the many holiday parties she and Tom hosted.  She was a compassionate caregiver for anyone in need, family and friends alike. 

 Also surviving are five grandchildren, Viktor and Natalia Brillati, Arlington, Mass., and Christina Mecca, Chicago, Ill., Allison Mecca, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Leslie Mecca, Overland Park, Kan.; nieces and nephews.

 Ruth was preceded in death by her brother and sister, Egon and Ingeborg Senderrek.

 The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 am in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Father David P. Cappelloni.  Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

 Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801.



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Bonnie & Brian
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God bless you
Reply #17 on : Wed July 17, 2013, 15:02:11
To all the Meccas,
A beautiful and wonderful woman
your Mom,Grandmother...
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
And now you and we have another wonderful intercessor before the throne of God!
Our love and prayers for you all.
Lydia Tabi and Family
Posts: 223
I miss her
Reply #16 on : Wed July 10, 2013, 13:01:03
Debbie My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, I enjoyed caring for Ruth, she was a great woman, also spoke positively to me, always had kind words for me, she was one of the best. She will be greatly missed.
Bonnie Gale
Posts: 223
Ruth Mecca
Reply #15 on : Wed July 10, 2013, 12:40:09
So sorry to hear about your Mom Deb. I remember your parents so fondly - they lived life with such gusto and were so devoted to their family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bonnie and Bill
Michael and LeeAnn
Posts: 223
Re: In Remembrance of Ruth S. Mecca
Reply #14 on : Tue July 09, 2013, 18:16:15
Tom, Mary Beth, Debbie, Santo and family;
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a wonderful person, who made everyone feel welcomed. Even though we were seldom in her company, she had a soft spot in our hearts. We will miss her.
Michael and LeeAnn
Sunrise Family
Posts: 223
Your Mom
Reply #13 on : Tue July 09, 2013, 13:29:50
All of our thoughts are with Debra and her family in the loss of Ruth who was truly a member of our family. We are all here for you and your family.
Jennifer Adkins
Posts: 223
Aunt Ruth
Reply #12 on : Tue July 09, 2013, 09:51:52
I have so many fond memories of Aunt Ruth at the home there on Drinker Street. It was always fun to go there and visit. I remember several times when they would come down to McLean and visit Grandma and Granddad. She was a great lady and always fun to be around. I am going to miss her dearly.
Cheryl Freye
Posts: 223
In Sympathy
Reply #11 on : Mon July 08, 2013, 20:42:01
Debbie and Tom, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. Even though you know in your head that she lived a long and happy life and has now earned her reward of everlasting life in heaven it still hurts so much in your heart to lose her here on earth. I remember so many fun times spent at your home growing up with your Mom and Oma. There was always something good to eat - the mix of Italian and German was always delicious. Your Mom gave so much of herself to others. I remember her helping at school and of course with all kinds of Girl Scout events. I pray that God will give you and your families the strength to meet the challenges in the days ahead.

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~ Kahlil Gibran

With Sympathy,
Cheryl Weinschenk Freye
Alphonso Westley
Posts: 223
Thoughts and Prayers
Reply #10 on : Mon July 08, 2013, 16:08:13
Hi Debra,

My thoughts are with you at this time. I know how close you and your mother were and I can only imagine what you must be going through right now.

Your mom was one of the kindest residents here at Sunrise Senior Living. Please know that the care staff and I are praying for you. I know that you have the strength in you to get through this and I want to remind you that we are here for you.

Take care,
Jerri Newman
Posts: 223
Re: In Remembrance of Ruth S. Mecca
Reply #9 on : Mon July 08, 2013, 14:57:59
Dear Debra,
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's clear from her obituary that your mother was an amazing woman, but anyone who knows the amazing woman that you are would suspect that also of your mom. I pray for peace for you and your family, and the comfort of happy memories and faith that death is not the end of the story.
With sincere sympathy,
mike and Marilyn Manley
Posts: 223
receive our love
Reply #8 on : Mon July 08, 2013, 13:53:40
Dear Tom and Mary Beth, Debbie and Santo,
We share with you the sorrow of the loss of your beautiful Mother. We hold all of you in our heart and in our prayers. Our Mass and our Rosary on Wednesday will be for Ruth... and for you.
We send our love,
Mike and Marilyn
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