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Theresa Rafalko

January 1, 1918 - February 18, 2014

Burial Date February 18, 2014

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Theresa Rafalko, age 96, a resident of St. Mary’s Villa in Elmhurst Twp., died Tuesday at Moses Taylor Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Casimir Rafalko. Born in Old Forge on New Year’s Day, 1918, daughter of the late John and Pauline Staskiewicz, Theresa retired from her career as a seamstress in local sewing factories. Of Catholic faith, she was a longtime member of SS Peter and Paul’s Church in West Scranton.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Simms of Florida, New York; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
A daughter, Michaeline Balon; and brothers, Felix and Edward Staskiewicz, also preceded her in death.
A blessing service to be conducted by Rev. Sam Ferretti and Deacon Carmine Mendicino is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:00AM in the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Interment will follow in the SS Peter and Paul Parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 9:00AM until services at the funeral home.