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August 23, 1951 - May 5, 2018
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Margaret Rettura, age 66, of West Scranton, passed away Saturday at Allied Hospice in Scranton, surrounded by her beloved family, after an illness. She is survived by her loving husband, John Rettura. Wed on November 23, 1974, the couple celebrated 43 years of marriage.
Born in Dunmore on August 23, 1951, and daughter of the late Bernard and Dorothy Creegan Morahan, Margaret was a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1969. She then studied at New York Foundling Hospital, where she became a Child Care Technician (C.C.T.). For nearly 35 years prior to her retirement, she worked at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, first in labor and delivery department and then in pediatrics. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church Parish in West Scranton.
An avid bocce ball player, Margaret was a member of numerous women’s leagues and organizations. A member of The Thursday Night “Bocce Belles”, she was also honored with the 2016 ‘Spirit of Bocce’ Award.
She enjoyed gardening her flowers; latch hook stitching; opera; and listening to music of the 50’s. Above all, she enjoyed being with her family. From never missing one of her children’s games and events to making it a point of gathering her family for holiday get-togethers, she adored her grandchildren and was a loving wife, mother, sister, relative and friend. Now at peace from a lengthy illness, she will be forever missed.
She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Kosarev and husband Konstantin, Sarah Evans and husband Andrew (Andy) and John Anthony Rettura and wife Kaitlyn, all of Scranton; adored grandchildren, Andrew Evans and Nikolai Kosarev; siblings, Maureen Veety of Tunkhannock, Mary Morahan of Norristown and William (Billy) Morahan and wife Peggy of Lake Ariel; two nephews, Chris and Brian Veety and wife Nicole; great nieces and great nephews; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Rettura and wife Darla of Scranton. An infant brother, Martin Morahan, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Charles Deck and his staff along with Regional Hospital’s E.R. and I.C.U. as well as Allied Hospice, Rehabilitation and Home Health Care, for their years of tremendous compassion, kindness and care. The family will be forever grateful.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 9:15AM from the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton, to be concelebrated by Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor, and Msgr. David Tressler. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday between 2-7:00PM at the funeral home.