In Loving Memory of Bridget Barbara Loretti
Bridget Barbara LorettiDunmore, PA May 14, 1920 ~ February 10, 2015 Date of Service: February 16, 2015
Bridget Barbara Loretti, 94, of Dunmore, died Tuesday evening in Mountain View Care Center, Moosic. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Loretti, on July 5, 1990.
Bridget was born in Throop on May 14, 1920, daughter of the late John and Dominica Mushik. In addition to working side-by-side with her husband in their restaurant, “Miggie’s”, she was a gourmet cook of Polish, Italian, and English cooking who made the very best Christmas cookies for her entire family each year, and prepared the most delicious holiday meals ever made.
A faithful member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, Bridget was a magnificent woman—a true masterpiece of God’s creation. Her heart was full of love, her home was warm and welcoming, and she loved and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She took care of everyone’s needs before her own, with love, kindness and joy. She taught us courage, honesty and self-discipline, and her warm, beautiful smile and sparkling eyes filled with love will be so deeply missed. We are blessed that she was with us for almost 95 years. Her faith in God never wavered, through the many years of suffering—always saying “Never give up on God, He knows what He is doing—He loves us—one day we will understand just how much.”
Bridget’s family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Richard Martin for his devoted, gentle and loving care of their mom over the many years he cared for her—he was always there. The family could also like to thank Mountain View Care Center’s management and staff, and especially every beautiful, caring and loving nurses and nursing assistants in the Camelot wing. They loved Bridget and she loved them. Their warmth, gentleness, guidance and professionalism will never, ever be forgotten.
She is survived by her devoted daughters, Mary Ann Vellela Mastro of Clarks Summit, and Carolyn Palermo and husband Vincent of Dunmore; beloved grandchildren Lisa Vellela, Tom Vellela and wife Michele, and great-grandchildren Shelby, Andrew and Madison, all of Cape Coral, FL; as well as a brother, Anthony Kozakevich and wife Jeanne of NJ.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, brothers Stanley, John, and Henry Mushik, and Paul Kozakevich; sisters Vera Mushik, and twin sister Amelia Denkinger.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore. Interment, St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dunmore.
Family and friends may pay their final respects on Monday morning from 10-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Mountain View Care Center, 2309 Stafford Ave, Scranton, 18505.