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Margaret R. Melone


Margaret R. Melone, 90, of Stauffer Heights, Pittston Township, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born in Plymouth, on January 10, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose (Raub) O’Rourke.

She was a graduate of St. Vincent’s High School, Plymouth and attended Pittston Hospital School of Nursing.

Margaret was a devoted homemaker committed to her family; offering much support and advice throughout her lifetime. She lived a life centered around family and faith and exemplified those important qualities to all who knew her.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and its Altar and Rosary Society, now St. Joseph Marello Parish; and a member of the Pittston Hospital Ladies Auxillary.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Melone was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Albert B. Melone, Sr. on December 22, 2015; brothers, John, George, Donald, William, Thomas and Leonard O’Rourke; sisters, Catherine Dvoroznak; Elizabeth Hanlon; Ellen Rubitski and Ruth Sherman.

Surviving are her two sons, Albert Melone, Jr. and his wife, Aileen; Thomas J. Melone and Marianne Devers; grandchildren, Albert Melone III and his wife, Katherine; Sarah Fleming and her husband, Andrew; Thomas (T.J.) Melone and Hannah Melone; great-grandchildren, Graeme Melone and Avery Fleming; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Thursday morning. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston.

Memorial donations may be made to the Colleen Shea Foundation, 1086 Hwy 315; Plaza 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to Care and Concern Ministries, 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

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