In Remembrance of Jennie F. Nicosia
Jennie F. NicosiaDunmore, PA September 3, 1924 ~ July 25, 2013 Date of Service: July 29, 2013
Jennie F. Nicosia, 88, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died Thursday surrounded by her loving family in the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital in Scranton. She was the wife of the late Anthony Nicosia Sr. who died May 17, 2005.
Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late James and Concetta Fontanella Gatto. She attended Dunmore Public Schools and was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore. Prior to retirement she was employed the Modelrite Dress Co. in Dunmore and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was also employed by the Dunmore School District. She was a founding member of the former Dunmore Central Catholic High School Mother’s Club and a founding member and the first president of the Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Association of NEPA.
Jennie was the kindest, sweetest and most generous person who always placed her family, friends, and even strangers before herself, even until her death. She lived for her family and loved them unconditionally. Jennie was totally devoted to them. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the treasures of her life. She never missed a night without calling each of them to tell them she loved them. You only needed to know her for a second to fall in love with her smile and her gentle disposition. Her heart was bigger than life.
The family wishes to publically express their heartfelt gratitude to her personal caretakers, Mary Ann Caputo, who was truly like a daughter to her also, Sharon Sabia, Teresa Mislinski, Chrissy Lasewicz, Franny Hrebin, and Saran Fiscus. A very special thank you to her godchild and niece Concetta Toman, who’s loving care will never be forgotten.
Their heartfelt gratitude is extended to her doctors, residents, and staff at the Wright Center for Primary Care; Dr. Linda Thomas, Dr. Greg Novak, and Dr. Jignesh Sheth. In addition, they wish to thank Dr. Anthony Yanni, Dr. Linda Barresse, and the late Dr. Lawrence Howard. A special thank you to Kari Machelli, R.N., whose compassion and assistance to Jennie’s son and caretaker Tony was above and beyond the call of duty. And lastly there are no words to express the family’s gratitude to Dr. Lisa Thomas, whose care, love and compassion will never be forgotten.
Surviving are three sons, Tony Nicosia Jr., her care taker, at home, The Executive Director Broadway Theatre League of NEPA, Salvatore Nicosia, Dunmore, and Joseph Nicosia and his wife Cindy, State college, PA, five grandchildren, Matthew and Anna Nicosia, Springbrook Twp., Nichelle, Trey, and Brenna Nicosia, all of State College, two great grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Nicosia, Springbrook Twp., and a sister Mary Cantafio, Dunmore, a brother in law James Stefin, Scranton and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent ‘Shampy” Gatto, Joseph Gatto, and Louis Gatto and a sister Rose Stefin, and a great nephew Robert Toman.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday in the funeral home from 2-6pm and Monday morning from 9:30-10:30.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sam and Jane Cali Memorial Broadway Theatre League Guild, 345 N. Washington Avenue Scranton 18503.