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Antoinette DeAngelo Doody
March 31, 1927 - January 7, 2016
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Antoinette Vender DeAngelo Doody, age 88, of Taylor, passed away Thursday morning under the care of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dominic DeAngelo in 1988, and her second husband, Alfred Doody in 2001.
Born on March 31, 1927 and raised in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Rafael (Jenny) Tagliaterra Vender. A proud graduate of Old Forge High School’s Class of 1944, she also attended the former Lackawanna Business School. After working many years for Howard Johnson in Dupont, she eventually retired after owning and operating the White Rabbit Diner in Old Forge. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a devoted member of St. Lawrence Church in Old Forge and the church’s social club. She was a member of both the Old Forge Senior Citizens and the Class of ’44 Club.
She enjoyed all types of crafting, especially needlepointing. An animal lover, she adored her dog, “Tiny.” A loving mother, grandmother and great-mother, she will forever be missed by her family who meant the world to her.
She is survived by her sons, Francis DeAngelo and wife Delphine of Taylor; Dennis DeAngelo and fiance Linda Streznetcky of Ocala, Florida; and Neil DeAngelo and wife Ellen of Taylor; her sister, Rose Marie Janesko of Moosic; four grandchildren, Frank DeAngelo and wife Elizabeth of Taylor; Janine Duffy and husband Edward of Scranton; Melissa DiStasi and husband Joseph of Old Forge; and Alicia DeAngelo of Owens Crossroads, Alabama; five great grandchildren, Allison, Mackenzie, Eliza, Dominick and Joseph; and nieces and nephews.
A brother, Louis Vender, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to thank Antoinette’s loving caregiver, Marlene Dowhy and brother, Richard, and the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for their collective care and comfort provided to both Antoinette and her family throughout her illness.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Monday at 9:15AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence Church, 620 South Main Street in Old Forge to be celebrated by Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Pastor. Interment will follow at Old Forge Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday between 2-5:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Antoinette’s name to either Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive # 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA., 18702, or to Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ., 08015.