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Mary Rose Anne Smith, age 53, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Regional Hospital of Scranton with her family by her side. She was born in Scranton on January 29, 1965 to Joseph C. and the late Giovina Salerno.
She attended Bishop Hannan High School and graduated from Marywood University and the Community Medical Center School of Nursing. She was the office manager of the Scranton Heart Institute.
In the business of saving lives, Mary Rose had an uncanny ability to touch people's hearts in a deep and positive way. She gave all of herself to her family, and until her final breath, she worked to ensure the comfort and security of others. She enjoyed running, reading biographies, traveling, and caring for her children. She collected glass angels and ocean sand from beaches around the world. She had an illustrious modeling career in her twenties, during which she appeared on the runway, in movies and television commercials, and in pageants. An active member of her community, Mary Rose frequently volunteered her time to improve the world around her. To name a few, she was the school nurse, cheerleading coach, baseball coach, soccer coach and chairperson of the American Heart Association's Heart Ball.
She is survived by her husband, Stafford, and her children, Noah, Tiffany, and Skyler. If she were here today, she would want you to know that "life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
Family and close friends are invited to a celebration of Mary Rose's life on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from noon to 4 p.m. at Mary Rose's home by invitation only. A benediction blessing will be offered by Father Carmen Perry at noon. Guests are encouraged to wear something bright yellow, Mary Rose's favorite color. To send an online condolence, please visit the website of Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Love, Doug and Lois
Doug and Lois Pierce Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about Mary Rose, my daughter and Tiffany where inseparable friends at IDS and in our neighborhood in Tampa ,when you all lived here. I will never forget she was in town for something and knocked on my door to see if we still lived here.Was so great to see her and catch up.I had wished we had kept in touch over the years.I am just so saddened to hear this.Mary Rose was so sweet, so full of life and will be missed dearly.Much love to your family.The Hoff Family (Jim,Kristina,Ashley and Michael)
Kristina Hoff Jul 11 2018 12:00 AM
I am heartbroken to hear this news. I am a patient of Dr. Smith. She was the kindest most generous person I ever met and always made me feel special. There is now a special angel among us. So sorry for your lose. Prayers to the entire Smth family.
Maureen Szuch Jul 8 2018 12:00 AM
To the family of Mary Smith My prayers and condolences are with you. I'm the sister of Theresa Wessner. I remember meeting her at the office when I took my sister in. Again, sooo sorry for your loss Laura
Laura Nodal Jun 23 2018 12:00 AM
I am heartbroken by hearing this news. I am so sorry for your family Dr. Smith. I cannot even think of words to express how sorry I am for your family' s loss. Mary Rose was such a wonderful person who cared so much for her family, for the practice, and for her patients she cared for. I never seen the likes of her before. From giving her personal phone number to scared patients or literally giving a person the coat off her back because they told her they liked it. She amazed me everyday I worked there and taught me much about understanding business and the ability to intertwine that with the love of truly caring for her patients. This world has loss a beautiful person but she is home now with her other loved ones. I am sending all my prayers and love to your family during this difficult time. Beth Fisher
Beth Fisher Jun 14 2018 12:00 AM
To the family of Ms. Mary Rose Smith: I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your wife and mother. When a loved one dies, it is only natural that you would yearn to see them again. The Bible teaches that it is possible to be reunited with Rose again. At John 5:28,29 Jesus promised that those in their graves will come out. This is the hope of the resurrection. And in harmony with God's original purpose, they will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth forever in perfect health. Imagine the joy when Mary is brought back to life to receive the fulfillment of this promise.
F. Smith Jun 13 2018 12:00 AM
I am deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow I feel at this moment. Sincere condolences!
Jerzy Wolujewicz Jun 11 2018 12:00 AM
I'm so very sorry for our loss of Mary Rose. My son Kyle knew her from his place of work and took her to a couple of her appointments.She was always so kind to Kyle. May she rest in peace.
Kim Osterhout Jun 11 2018 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful wife ,mother,friend ! Prayers for each and every one of you. I just have a beautiful memory of how you opened up your home in Florida so my son could enjoy senior week. So sorry Skylar for your loss. My heart is broken for all of you. Prayers!
Esther Davis Jun 10 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, I worked with Dr. Smith and Mary Rose when you were in the building in lower Clarks Summit. Jane Decker, myself, and Jean Lacoe -Yale were the office staff at that location. My heart goes out to all of your family, I pray that you will find some form of peace, after your sorrow. Sincerely, Nancy McLain
Nancy (Amori) McLain Jun 10 2018 12:00 AM