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February 13, 1939 - February 7, 2018
Jessica L. “Jay” DeSarro, 78, a longtime resident of the Greenwood section of Moosic, died Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, after an illness. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Frank J. DeSarro. They celebrated 54 years of marriage last June.
Born on February 13, 1939, daughter of the late John, Sr., and Sophie Pohoda Halko, Jessica was a graduate of the former Moosic High School. She worked for the Precision Ribbon Factory before raising her three children. She was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Church in Scranton.
Jessica certainly lived a full active life. As a parent, she was very involved in her children’s lives and, more recently, she served as the best babysitter to her beloved grandchildren. A former bowler in local leagues, she also enjoyed playing slots at the Mohegan Sun, walking, shopping, and attending Scranton/Wilkes Barre Railriders’ games, where she and her husband held season tickets. Definitely the boss at all times, she lived life on her own terms, doing things her own way. She always had to be on the go. An amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, relative and friend, she passed away peacefully and will always be missed.
She is survived by her three adoring children, Judy DeSarro Snyder and husband Robert of Clarks Summit, Frank DeSarro and wife Molly of Duryea and Pike County First Assistant District Attorney Bruce DeSarro and wife Danielle of Milford; her four loving grandchildren, Benjamin, Olivia, Spencer and Trevor DeSarro; her three siblings, Edward Halko and wife Susan, Irene Harrison and Paulette Wincovitch and husband James “Winky”, all of Moosic; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law Frank DeSarro, brother, John “Beansie” Halko, Jr., and brother-in-law Thomas Harrison.
Her family wishes to thank all of Jessica’s caregivers throughout her illness for their collective care, compassion and love.
Funeral services by Rev. Janusz Lucarz with interment at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton will be private, as per her own wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jessica’s name to either St Stanislaus Youth Center, 529 E. Locust St., Scranton, PA, 18505 or to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, c/o 600 Baltimore Drive # 7, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18702.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.