Maryanne C. Gelso, 70, of Dallas, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, peacefully at home.
Born in Stamford, CT on May 3, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Marjorie Evans Compo.
Maryanne retired after a long and distinguished career as an elementary school teacher in the Dallas Area School District. During her more than 30 years in education, she made a difference in the lives of countless children, which she continued after her retirement by volunteering at the Dallas Memorial Library. Maryanne enjoyed traveling, golfing, and dining with close friends. She was an avid learner and voracious reader. In addition to reading, she loved the challenge of crossword puzzles and answering Jeopardy questions with her close friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Attorney Charles P. Gelso and her brother-in-law Paul Strasser.
Maryanne is survived by her daughter, Marjorie C. Gelso and her partner, Richard Musto, Nanticoke; mother-in-law, Florence Gelso, Boston, Mass; sister-in-law, Rosalia Strasser, Boston, Mass.; niece, Attorney Carrie Strasser and her husband, Matthew Naughton, Boston, Mass.; nephew, Max Strasser, Boston, Mass.; and brother-in-law, Sam Gelso, D.D.A. Boston, Mass.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 26, 2019, at 9:00am at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Attorney Charles P. Gelso Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made out to Edward Jones and mailed to 56 Mauch Chuck Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.