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John “Brownie” A. Brogna, Jr.


John “Brownie” A. Brogna, Jr., 86, of Pittston, passed away Friday evening, April 26, 2019, surrounded by his family at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Pittston on August 8, 1932, he was the son of the late John and Nancy Viola Brogna.

John attended Pittston High School and later was employed by the Pittston Area School District as a custodian. He was an active member in the Pittston community. He was an avid parishioner of St. Rocco’s Parish, as well as a fourth degree member of the Pittston JFK Council #372 Knights of Columbus. John owned Brogna’s Store in the Oregon Section of Pittston for 30+ years.

John was a loving father and an amazing role model to his four daughters, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He loved nothing more than spending his time with all of them.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Angela Rose (Gigliello) Brogna in 1997, brothers Joseph, Thomas, Anthony, Victor and Michael Brogna, and sister Josephine Brogna.

Surviving are his four daughters, Debbie Lampman and her husband Jim, Pittston, Donna Samanas and her husband Richard, Dallas, Michelle Scarantino and her husband Sam, Pittston, and Nanette Burwell and her husband John Daniel, Pittston, grandchildren, Jaime, Jennifer, Katelyn, Richard, Eric, Nicholas, Nikki, Taylor and Dylan, great-grandchildren, Sofia, Michael, Rocco, Aela, Arlo, Axel, Riley, Carter, Tyler and Madeline, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Bruno, his staff, Dr. Charles Manganiello and the staff at Golden Care for their kindness, compassion and care towards their father in the final stages of his life.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9am from 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 follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Food Pantry at Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist Church.

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