In Remembrance of Rita M. Mercuri

Rita M. Mercuri

Rita M. Mercuri

Scranton, PA May 24, 1953 ~ June 20, 2014 Date of Service: June 26, 2014

Rita M. Mercuri, of Scranton, died Friday morning at home. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Michael G. Mercuri.


Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph “Doc” and Helen Kunauskas Celusniak and was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the former Wilkes College.  Prior to retirement she worked as an Elementary and Intermediate music teacher for the Pittston Area School District for 35 years. She was the organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Pittston for 40 years.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

 

Also surviving is a son, Michael J. Mercuri, at home; stepdaughter, Melissa Looney and husband Kevin, Medford, NJ; and stepson, Nathan Mercuri, Rochester, NY;  a sister, Ann Marie Curry and husband Dave, Milford, MI;  step-granddaughter, Kieran Grace; a niece, Sarah Pessat and husband Dan, Richmond, VA; aunts,  Anna ” Nancy” Sellock and Genevieve “ Gena”  Scatena; numerous cousins.


The funeral will be Thursday in the Divine Mercy Parish, Davis St., Scranton with mass at 12:00 noon.


Friends may call at the church Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass.


Interment is private at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA, 17011; or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Lenore and Tom Ruddy
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Reply #11 on : Wed June 25, 2014, 11:42:18
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To Michael and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We extend our deepest sympathy and hope in the days ahead good memories will give you strength and comfort. God bless.

Sincerely,
Lenore and Tom Ruddy
sharon valenti
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Reply #10 on : Wed June 25, 2014, 11:21:27
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Dear Michael & Son
I was so sorry to hear about Rita's passing. She was a wonderful person who I loved working with at the Intermediate Center.
Fiore Mills
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Rita Mercuri
Reply #9 on : Wed June 25, 2014, 08:30:38
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Dear Michael, my condolences to you and your family.
Joan Masich
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Reply #8 on : Tue June 24, 2014, 21:37:59
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Dear Michael,
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Mike and Joan Masich
Mark Dubik
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Reply #7 on : Tue June 24, 2014, 20:42:52
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Mike and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May you keep your memories of Rita alive in your hearts.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Mark and Janine Dubik
Mark & Donna Laskowski
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Reply #6 on : Tue June 24, 2014, 19:49:28
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Michael & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rita was loved and will be missed.
Steve Traver
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Rita Mercuri
Reply #5 on : Tue June 24, 2014, 14:50:45
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Mike, it is with heavy hearts and sadness that Diane and I extend our condolences on Rita's passing. Although we just met you folks a few short years ago, we realized immediately that Rita was a special person and were honored to be considered her friend....she has been in our thoughts and prayers over the past couple years and we will cherish our memories...God Bless. Steve and Diane
Cheryl Lokuta
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Reply #4 on : Tue June 24, 2014, 12:26:48
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I was very sad to learn of Rita's passing. I worked for Pittston Area some years ago and became friends with her. I will always remember her smiling face and long blonde hair. My children all had her as their music teacher and they all enjoyed her class. She will be missed . My sympathy and prayers go out to her family.
Gregory and Rosann Moskel
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Rita Mercuri
Reply #3 on : Tue June 24, 2014, 07:45:45
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Dear Michael, Michael, Jr. and Mercuri Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. She will always be thought of as a beautiful and loving person with a great sense of humor.

With deepest sympathy,
Gregory and Rosann Moskel
Joan Sipko King
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With Deepest Sympathy
Reply #2 on : Mon June 23, 2014, 16:56:36
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Ann Marie and family,
I am very sorry to hear about Rita. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her husband and family.
Sincerely,
Joan
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