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Irma (Ema) Rome


Irma (Ema) Rome, 95, formerly of Pittston passed away Sunday September 29, 2019 at ManorCare Kingston.

Born in the Browntown Section of Pittston Township, Ema was the daughter of the Enrico and Diane Goyne Venarucci.

Ema attended Pittston Township Schools and in her earlier years worked in the local garment industry.

Ema enjoyed cooking, baking, and feeding people. She loved to dance at the Dupont VFW and loved people. Making friends was her hobby; the younger the better – that’s what kept her young, young at heart, young in mind, and young forever. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; and will be greatly missed.

Ema was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy “Benny” Rome and sisters; Lillian Stella and Evelyn Sanfillipo.

She is survived by her daughters; Carol Kowalke and husband Kirk, Oregon and Joyce Rome, Pittston. Sons; Sandy Rome and wife Becky, Etters, PA and Tommy Rome and wife Kim, Dupont. 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Ema’s family would like to thank Bayada Home Health Care, ManorCare and Harvest Hospice for the compassionate care they gave to her.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 9:00AM 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’s the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 5-8PM at the funeral home.

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