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December 26, 1922 - July 24, 2017
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Elizabeth (Betty) Scaramastro, age 94, of Moosic, passed away Monday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was preceded in death on September 12, 1988, by her beloved husband of 47 years, Nicholas Scaramastro, Sr.
Born in Old Forge on December 26, 1922, Betty was the daughter of the late William and Jane Wilde Ray. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was an active member of Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca having served on the church’s Altar and Rosary Society while being a staple as a picnic volunteer for many years. Her pizza fritta was considered the best of all area picnics. An excellent baker, she passed those talents down to both her children and grandchildren. An avid bingo player, she was also a member of the Moosic Senior Citizens. Kind, loving, and adoring of her family, she will always be missed by those who loved her.
She is survived by nine children, Nicholas Scaramastro, Jr., of Scranton, Vincent Scaramastro and wife Alma of Moosic, Betty Letterman and husband Brad of Baltimore, Maryland, Mark Scaramastro and wife Geri of Old Forge, Mary Ann Gilchrist of Avoca, Patricia Kwiatkowski and husband David of Old Forge, Rocco Scaramastro and wife Fran of Moosic, Jane Maxwell and husband Bert of Moosic and Susan Brunner and husband Jonathan of Norfolk, Virginia; 28 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A son, Joseph Scaramastro; an infant daughter, Barbara Scaramastro; daughters-in-law, Frances and Joan Scaramastro; a son-in-law, Donald Gilchrist; a great grandchild Robert Gilchrist; and siblings, William, Mark, Patrick, George, Carl and Joseph Ray, Margaret (Peg) Coolbaugh, Ellen and Agnes Sipple, Mary Ann Callahan and Jane Mulhern also preceded her in death.
Her family wished to acknowledge the staffs of both Regional Hospital’s 8-east wing and Intensive Care Unit for providing them with care and comfort throughout such a difficult time.
Funeral services will begin on Friday at 9:00AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of the Apostle’s Parish, 715 Hawthorne Street in Avoca to be celebrated by Rev. Phil J. Sladicka, Pastor. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to St. Jude’s Shrine, Nationwide Center of St. Jude Devotions, 512 West Saratoga St. Batimore Md. 21201-1896.