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November 11, 1923 - October 25, 2016
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Emma C. Burnett, age 92, originally of North Scranton and a six and a half year resident of the Dunmore Health Care Center, passed away Tuesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Burnett, in 1971.
A lifelong resident of Scranton, Emma was born on November 11, 1923. Daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Marota DeSarro, she was educated at the former Scranton Technical High School. She worked at Cooper’s Rug Factory in Scranton, prior to marriage, and had always been proud of her photo at the factory being displayed at the current Coopers Seafood House.
Prior to residing at the Dunmore Health Care Center, Emma loved her Wednesday evening bingo games. She greeted everyone with a friendly wave and a memorable smile. She was a loving mother and grandmother who passed away peacefully Tuesday morning and will be forever missed by those she loved.
She is survived by three children, Jeanne Dreistadt and husband Michael, III, of Old Forge, Sharon Kleback and husband John of Peckville and David Burnett and wife Mary Clare of Carbondale; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three children, Ralph Burnett and George and Addie Burnett, who both died at birth; and 9 siblings, as she was the last of 10, Samuel, Anthony, Frank, Albert and James DeSarro, Fannie Bongiovanni, Della Russell, Angela Sabato and Mary Catino.
Her family would like to thank the entire staff of Dunmore Health Care Center for six and a half years of amazing care and compassion shown to Emma.
Funeral services by Rev. Dr. Michael Shambora, Pastor of the Moosic United Methodist Church, are scheduled for Friday at 11:00AM the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge. Private Interment, Prospect Hill Cemetery in Peckville.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00AM until services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Emma’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., #700, New York, NY., 10001.