Joseph S. Marranca, 79, of Exeter, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 in Highland Manor, Exeter.
Born in Pittston on December 7, 1939, he was the son of the late Carmen and Mary Falcone Marranca.
He was a graduate of Pittston High School. He was a member of the Serradifalco Society.
His greatest devotion was to his family. His Sunday dinners were a special time to be with his children and grandchildren. He loved planning excursions with them which usually centered around food and ice cream. He greatly enjoyed horses, harness racing, and spending time at the track with his friends. A loyal and trusted friend to many; his heart was full of life and love. His presence filled the room with joy and laughter. He was always counted on to gather family together and strengthen their bond.
In his earlier years, he owned and operated a Carmen Dress, Luzerne. Prior to retirement, he was self-employed in the paper/printing business.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Marranca; brothers, Charles, Michael and Gregory Marranca; sister, Loretta Sciandra; sisters-in-law, Dolores Marranca and Aurelia Menichini.
Surviving are daughter, Maria Sabatini and her husband, Lindo; sons, Carmen Marranca and Sharon; and Victor Marranca, all of Exeter; grandchildren, Aubriana Marranca, Joseph Marranca, Sofia Sabatini, Savino Sabatini, and Santo Sabatini;
brother-in-law, Steve Sciandra, Pittston; sister-in-law, Janet Marranca, Exeter
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:00am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in Parish of St. Barbara, 28 Memorial Street, Exeter celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sibilano, OSJ. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Monday, October 14, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home.