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Clare Sibio, 85, of Newton Twp., died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Sibio Sr., who died July 27, 1988. The couple was married more than 40 years.
Born July 15, 1927, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Marie Bartels Foy. Before moving to Newton Twp. in 1985, she lived in West Scranton. She was a 1943 graduate of Scranton Central High School. She owned and operated Sibio's Bar and Grill, West Scranton, for more than 46 years. She was a faithful and active member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit. She volunteered in the parish office and was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Women's Guild, a volunteer with the parish Lazarus and was an annual volunteer at the parish bazaar.
She was devoted to her family and a faithful volunteer to her church. Clare entered eternal rest surrounded by her loving family and during prayers by her parish priests. Clare was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She liked to travel and the happy times she enjoyed at casinos. A regal and proud woman, she was meticulous about her appearance and her beautiful hair. Her genuine, gentle smile will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving are four sons, Joseph B. Sibio Jr., her caregiver, Newton Twp.; Michael and wife, Christine, Sterling; John and companion, Jacqueline Yeager, Scranton; and James and wife, Rebecca, Newton Twp.; a daughter, Cheryl Angeli and husband, Anthony, Old Forge; a sister, Shirley Roche and husband, Edward, Dunmore; her lifelong friend and traveling companion, Dee Graham; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and John Foy; and two sisters, Dolores Moran and Marie Eilhardt.
The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Church of St. Benedict, Newton-Ransom Boulevard, Newton Twp., to be concelebrated by Monsignor James J. McGarry, Monsignor John J. Bendik and and the Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Snows Parish, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Dear Mike and Chris, I was saddened to hear of your mother's death. From what I know, she had an amazing family that loved her and showed her that love on a daily basis. May that love continue and your tender hearts be supported at this time of grief and loss. with grace and gratitude, Laurie
Laurie Stuart Jan 24 2013 12:00 AM
Jim, On behalf of the Kane family and Operation, I would like to extend condolences yo you and your family. Please take whatever time you need to provide support for your family. Again, we are sorry for your loss.
Roy Authier-Kane Is Able Jan 24 2013 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear that your mom has passed away. I was told that your mom passed away from pancreatic cancer. Our family has been part of numerous events to both find a cure or assist individuals who have been diagnosed with this type of cancer. We go back many years when we were kids. I remember all the diapers that Cheryl and I changed. She was a wonderful person. It was her time to go and be with your dad. Joesph the next time I see you I hope your still wearing that big smile. Cheryl hope your health is improving and please give my regards and sympathy the rest of the family. Love Elaine
Elaine Repshis Bendowski Jan 23 2013 12:00 AM
Joe, I'm sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know how much she means to you. It's never easy to loose a parent. I'll always remember the stories you shared about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Russ Black Jan 23 2013 12:00 AM
To Mike, Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
The Comando Family Jan 23 2013 12:00 AM