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Mary (Balascio) Parlanti, 93, Glenburn, died Sunday shortly after being admitted to Regional Hospital of Scranton after being stricken ill at home. She was the widow of Joseph Parlanti, who died Aug. 10, 1999. The couple had been married more than 53 years.Born Dec. 19, 1920, in Scranton, daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Tromonie) Balascio, Mary was formerly from the Tripp Park section of Scranton. She was educated in Scranton schools and Scranton Technical High School. She formerly worked in the garment industry and part time at the Country Inn.Mary was a longtime faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Slone Senior Group and the KPYRS Pinochle Club.Proud of her Italian heritage, she enjoyed family gatherings, cooking and baking for them. She looked forward to Sunday dinners, which were an all-day celebration. Family and friends would come from all over knowing there would be something delicious to eat.Her devotion to family was evident in everyday life. A pleasant and gentle person, Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, whose gentleness leaves a lasting legacy for others to fondly remember. Family was everything to her, and the apple of her eye was her granddaughter.Surviving are a son, Louis Parlanti and wife, Andrea "Mrs. A"; a daughter, Joan Parlanti McGuire and husband, Gus, all of Clarks Summit; a cherished granddaughter, Sharlann Parlanti (Sean Dougherty), Philadelphia; nieces and nephews.She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and Frank. The funeral will be Friday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, to be celebrated by the Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay. Interment, Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace School, 410 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA 18411.
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Zyan Dec 29 2014 12:00 AM
Dear Joanie, We have many, many chapters to the book we're writing, thankfully the final chapter for "Sita" ends quietly and peacefully:) I don't have to tell you to smile when you think of her, we already laugh when we think of all of those stories!! Your heart can smile knowing you gave her the best of care and attention to the moment she closed her eyes and saw your father! All our love,sympathy thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Nancy and Richard
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