In Loving Memory of Leonard A. Verrastro

Leonard A. Verrastro

Leonard A. Verrastro

Dunmore, PA November 29, 1923 ~ March 12, 2015 Date of Service: March 17, 2015

Leonard A. Verrastro, 91, Dunmore, died Thursday evening in the V.N.A Hospice at Geisinger-Community Medical Center. His wife was the late Angelina Giovanna Mecca who died in 1997.

Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Dominick and Vita Grace Bochicchio Verrastro and was a lifelong member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in Dunmore. Leonard was a graduate of Dunmore High School and attended St. Thomas College in Scranton and then served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was self-employed in cleaning and real estate businesses and served on the board of The Scranton-Dunmore Sewer Authority from 1968 until 2014. Leonard was also a tremendous public servant having served for many years as both Lackawanna County Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer, and was elected to Dunmore Borough Council in 1963and served for over 40 years and had served as council president for most of those years. He also was involved in the Dunmore Lions Club, San Cataldo Society, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, UNICO and the Dunmore Senior Center among various other civic and social organizations. Leonard was honored as the Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County’s 98th annual Man of the Year award in 2006.

Leonard was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and loyal friend who will be missed more than words can express. His family would like to thank Drs. Salvatore Lawrence and Louis DeNaples Jr. as well as the nurses and staff at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, V.N.A. Hospice and Traditional Home Health, for all the compassion and care provided to Leonard.

Surviving are two daughters, Vita Masucci and her husband Richard, Dalton, and Carmel Ann Biko and her husband Paul, Harrisburg, a son Dominic Verrastro and his wife Barbara, Scott Twp., seven grandchildren, Amanda Masucci Daly and her husband Michael, Gladwyne, PA, Christopher Masucci and his wife Kim, W. Hartford, CT, Leonard Biko and Shannon, Lincoln University, PA, Maura Whetsel and her husband Andrew, Harrisburg, Barbara, Georgia, and Dominic Verrastro, all of Scott Twp., seven great grandchildren, Jack, Peter, and Charlotte Vita Daly, Nicholas and Alec Masucci, and Caden Paul Whetsel and Harper Biko,  two sisters, Catherine Gavern and her husband Joseph, Scranton, and Marie Sileo, Las Vegas, NV, three brothers, Donato “Coach” Verrastro, Dunmore, Dominick “DeDe” Verrastro and his wife Dory, Dunmore, and Salvatore Verrastro and his wife Sylvia, Saugerties, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Canio and Patrick Verrastro.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment with full military honors will be held in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow.

Friends may call Monday from 4-8pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509 or to the V.N.A. Hospice and Home Health 301 Delaware Avenue Olyphant, PA 18447.

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Mary Lou (Morell) DelVecchio
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Re: In Loving Memory of Leonard A. Verrastro
Reply #28 on : Thu March 19, 2015, 10:50:46
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Vita and Family,
I was so sorry to read about the loss of your dad. He and your mom were always so good to me when we were in school together. I remember many days at the cleaners "helping" out!
His kindness continued through the many years I lived in Dunmore. He will be missed. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers from AZ to you and your entire family.
Mike Bibak
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Condolences
Reply #27 on : Tue March 17, 2015, 13:41:40
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Dom, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. I'm not able to make it back to town to express them personally. If you need anything please let me know.

Sincerely,

Mike Bibak
Theresa Marchese DeFrancesco
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Prayers are with you
Reply #26 on : Tue March 17, 2015, 11:15:10
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Dear Carmel and brothers and sister,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Have known your family all my life. Your father was a giant and took care of everyone. He also served Dunmore in great ways. My prayers are for your dad and for his children. May he rest in peace.
Bob Weber
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Leonard Verrastro
Reply #25 on : Tue March 17, 2015, 08:54:11
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Dom: Very sorry to hear about your Dad. Did not know him but he sounded like a wonderful man. Again my condolences. Bob Weber
walter w huber
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In Loving Memory of Leonard A. Verrastro
Reply #24 on : Mon March 16, 2015, 19:21:19
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I am so sorry to hear of Leonard's passing. My prayers are with you Dom, Barbara, and entire Verrastro family.
Nancy Barrett
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Memory of Leonard A. Verrastro
Reply #23 on : Mon March 16, 2015, 16:54:51
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Dominic, I was unable to come up today but please know that I am thinking of you & your Dad.
God Bless, Nancy G. Barrett
Louis J. Genovese
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Re: In Loving Memory of Leonard A. Verrastro
Reply #22 on : Mon March 16, 2015, 11:59:58
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To the Verrastro Family, please accept our heart felt condolences for the passing of Leonard. I had known him for all of my life an will remember all that he I for family and friends.

God Bless R.I.P.

Louis J. Genovese & Family
Anthony T. Verrastro
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Sincere Sympathy
Reply #21 on : Mon March 16, 2015, 11:50:47
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Anthony Thomas (Tony) Verrastro and wife Joan H. extend our sincerest sympathy to the family of Leonard Verrastro. I am the youngest child of Salvatore & Sara Verrastro that lived on
Potter Street. We now live in Winnsboro South Carolina. We are the parents of Christine Wirth, Sharon Badman and Anthony T. Verrastro, Jr. all living in the Bethlehem, Pa. area. We have six grandchildren. Your Dad Leonard was Tony's Godfather. We use to live behind the Hoagie Shop. In December, we saw your Dad for a little bit at the Funeral Mass of Tony's sister Katherine. We are so very sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful and caring person. He always treated us with much love. Your Dad and family will be in our prayers at this time of sorrow. May God bless you and your family.
In Friendship & Love
Tony & Joan Verrastro
Anonymous
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Re: In Loving Memory of Leonard A. Verrastro
Reply #20 on : Sat March 14, 2015, 15:13:46
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Dear Vita, Dominic and Carmel,

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. Leonard was a great man and a great friend of Rocco's and our entire family. He always greeted us with a warm and genuine smile, and we will truly miss his friendship and support. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carole and Tony Battaglia and Family
Roe Occhipinti
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LEONARD WILL B MISSED BY MANY
Reply #19 on : Sat March 14, 2015, 14:51:49
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REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND

NOW U & MY DEAR FRIEND ANGIE WILL B AT REST TOGETHER

I WILL PRAY FOR THE WHOLE VERRASTRO FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF GREAT SORROW

LOVE~~ROE
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