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December 9, 1937 - May 11, 2018
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Joanne Azze Vancosky, age 80, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph (Joby) Vancosky, on February 5, 2003.
Born on December 9, 1937, and daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian Abood Azze, Joanne was a former majorette and graduate of West Scranton High School. For over 25 years, she worked in customer service for Giant Markets, first in Scranton before retiring from their Dunmore store.
She was a lifelong member of Saint Ann Maronite Catholic Church in West Scranton where she was an active volunteer in all church functions and organizations. She served as both a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Sodality and also as a cook for the annual Lebanese Heritage Festival.
A longtime resident of West Scranton, Joanne was the founding member of the West Scranton Crime Watch Association. She adored animals, especially her beloved cat, Jack, but above all, her greatest joy was spending time with her five grandchildren. Passing away unexpectedly, she will be forever missed by her loving family and friends.
She is survived by her three loving children, Joseph Vancosky and wife Meredith of Carlisle, Nikole Capozzi and husband Chris of Dalton and Ami Petrewski and husband Chris of Scranton; her five beloved grandchildren, Bradley, Bailey and Brandon Vancosky, Noah and Nicholas Petrewski; brother, John Azze and wife Linda of Trumbull, CT.; and nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Lisa Marie Vancosky; and siblings, Katherine (Cul) Zulinski and Bedway (Buddy) Azze, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to thank all of Joanne’s amazing caregivers, especially Dr. Mark Lyons, for their years of kindness, compassion and care. The family will be forever grateful.
A Divine Liturgy is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at Saint Ann Maronite Catholic Church, West Scranton, to be celebrated by Monsignor Francis J. Marini, pastor. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.
Those wishing to attend the funeral are asked to go directly to church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joanne’s name to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Animal shelter, South Abington Twp., Pa., 18411.