In Loving Memory of Jane B. Riedel McDonald

Jane B. Riedel McDonald

Jane B. Riedel McDonald

Dunmore, PA August 26, 1926 ~ April 2, 2017 Date of Service: April 6, 2017

Jane B. Riedel McDonald, Dunmore, died Sunday morning in Green Ridge Gardens Health Care Center, Scranton. Her husband, the late Joseph P., died May 5, 1986. The couple had been married for 37 years.

Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Gus B. and Mary Ferguson Riedel, she was a member of the first graduating class of St. Mary of Mount Carmel School in 1940, a graduate of Dunmore High School in June 1944, and received her nursing diploma from Moses Taylor Hospital in 1947.

For many years, she worked part-time at Moses Taylor Hospital, Holy Family Residence and Laurel Hill Nursing Home. She also worked at Scranton Primary Health Care and Wellness Center, retiring at 75 years of age. She has served the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association .

She became a role model for her family, friends, church and community by serving as co-chairperson with her late husband on the Diocesan Synod II Commission. She also volunteered at the Diocesan Renewal Center in Elmhurst. She was a lector, Eucharistic minister, member of the Liturgy committee and served on the RCIA team. She was chairwoman for the RENEW process and served as president of the Women's Guild at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.

After the tremendous demands of a very large family, all others came first. She was the personification of woman, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her gentle way, her steadfast faith and a quiet determination have accompanied her as she pursued all that she believed.

She is survived by her children, Deacon Patrick and wife, Ann Marie; Kevin and wife, Jeannie; Mary Frances, Maureen Guzzi and husband, Louis; Joanne McDonald Cordaro, Brian and wife, Janice; Beth Zangardi and husband, Tony; Erin Kreis and husband, Joseph; and Terry McDonald and wife, Jennifer, all of Dunmore; Jan Needham and husband, Tom, Roaring Brook Twp.; Kathy Scanlon and husband, Brian, Owego, N.Y.; Peggy Cuomo and husband, Michael, Elmira, N.Y.; son-in-law, Jim McCormick, Scranton; and daughter-in-law, Veronica McDonald, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 36 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Betty Cuff and Mary Lou McDonald; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael; her daughter, Nancy McCormick; her great-grandson, Ethan McDonald; brothers, Walter Riedel and Joseph Igoe; and a sister, Betty Smith.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the funeral.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Joseph P. McDonald Scholarship Fund, Scranton Area Foundation, 615 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510, or the Nancy McCormick Memorial Fund, 1717 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

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Frank & Judy Roche
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Jane McDonald
Reply #11 on : Sat April 08, 2017, 13:19:20
Our most sincere condolences and prayers to the McDonald family.
JoAnn Foley
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To Kevin and Family,
Reply #10 on : Sat April 08, 2017, 07:22:52
We are very sorry to hear about your mom. We will remember her and your family in our prayers. May God bless you and your family during this time and throughout the days ahead.

JoAnn and Jerry Foley
Barb
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My sympathies
Reply #9 on : Thu April 06, 2017, 19:37:40
Peggy,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My sympathies to you and your family. Your memories will stay with you forever and help you through this sad time.
Rick Dell'Amico
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My Sincere Condolences
Reply #8 on : Thu April 06, 2017, 18:09:59
To the McDonald Family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. May God bless you and comfort you all during this time of mourning.
George E. Seig
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Sympathy
Reply #7 on : Wed April 05, 2017, 14:40:36
McDonald Family,

I am sorry that I will not be able to attend and be with you on this sorrowful occasion. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary T Fiamingo
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Condolences
Reply #6 on : Tue April 04, 2017, 21:19:14
McDonald Family; I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so kind to me the times I visited.
Mary T Fiamingo
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Condolences
Reply #5 on : Tue April 04, 2017, 21:18:57
McDonald Family; I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so kind to me the times I visited.
Mary T Fiamingo
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Condolences
Reply #4 on : Tue April 04, 2017, 21:18:25
McDonald Family; I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so kind to me the times I visited.
Mary T Fiamingo
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Condolences
Reply #3 on : Tue April 04, 2017, 21:18:10
McDonald Family; I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so kind to me the times I visited.
Kathleen (Klein) & Chris Prindle
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Jane B. R. McDonald
Reply #2 on : Tue April 04, 2017, 20:19:07
Sending love and prayers to all of you. Aunt Jane was an amazing person and will be missed. Her memory will live on in her many family members, and her goodness will always be remembered. So sorry we won't be able to make the services as we are down in Florida, but we will be thinking of you this week. Lots of love, The Prindles.
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