Josephine Scalzo

Obituary of Josephine Scalzo

Josephine Pantana Scalzo, 90, passed away Tuesday morning, October 26, 2021 at Geisinger CMC, Scranton, PA, after a brief illness.

Born January 22, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Grecco Pantana, and was a lifelong resident of Carbondale, PA. Her former spouse, Russell Scalzo, passed in 2005.

Josephine was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Carbondale her entire life. She was devout in her faith, and one of her daily pleasures was reading from her Bible. She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and cooking their favorite cheese balls, broccoli patties, and minaestra for them every Sunday.

She is survived by three children; Joseph Scalzo and spouse, Angela of Carbondale, PA; Marlene McConchie and spouse, Andrew of Davie FL; and Michele Scalzo of Carbondale, PA; a son-in-law: Steve Gilia of Carbondale, PA; eight grandchildren; Jason Scalzo and spouse, Gail of Manassas VA, Michael McConchie of Denver CO, Kristen Gilia of West Chester, PA, Mallory McConchie of Boca Raton FL, Stephen Gilia of Simpson, PA, Joseph Scalzo Jr. of Scranton, PA, Richard Hill and spouse, Stephanie of Archbald, PA and Mason McConchie of Pampano Beach FL.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Mary Lou Scalzo Gilia; a son: Russell Scalzo, Jr.; and six siblings; Lawrence Pantana, Angelo Pantana, Joseph Pantana, Rose Pantana Pettinato, Grace Pantana Pagliaro, and Mary Pantana Jankauskas.

A Catholic blessing service was held Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carmine J. and Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale, PA. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA. The service was livestreamed from the funeral home. Please Click Here to view the livestream.

Viewing hours were Saturday morning, October 30, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Pallbearers were grandsons: Jason Scalzo, Joseph Scalzo, Jr., Stephen Gilia, Richard Hill and Mason McConchie.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Jewish Home in Scranton, and Geisinger Life Services for their care during Josephine's last months, and respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Jewish Home.

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Saturday
30
October

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
89 Farview Street
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 282-3640
Saturday
30
October

Blessing Service

11:00 am
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
89 Farview Street
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 282-3640

Final Resting Place

Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery
400 State Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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