Leroy C. Marriggi, 100, passed away Thursday, November 14th, 2019. Son of Mary Musto and Benjamin Marriggi, Leroy was born and raised in Pittston Township. Leroy’s life exemplified commitment with his marriage of 74 years to his late wife, Rose. Together, they raised 3 daughters, Elaine, Vivian and Valerie.
He was a Corporal in the United States Army, serving from December 1942. He fought bravely during WWII in the Philippines and in New Guinea and returned home to his loving wife and family on Christmas Eve in 1945.
He was an usher for Mt. Carmel Church, a member and president of the Browntown Italian Citizen Club and a long-time employee of Construction Unlimited.
Leroy was truly loved and cherished, evident by the care that his daughters gave him in his final years. He showed extraordinary pride in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he instilled in them a desire to excel and succeed.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he had a passion for the New York Yankees, the WWF, Penn State and Notre Dame football and the New York Giants.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Rose, his grandson Edward C. Griglock, brothers Frank and Raymond and sister Violet.
Surviving are daughters, Elaine Marriggi, Vivian and husband Robert Trottini and Valerie and husband Edward Griglock, grandchildren Christine Trottini and husband Paul Hindmarsh, Robert Trottini and fiancé Pamela Chernavsky, Michael Trottini and wife Candace, and Jennifer Griglock-Haggerty. Surviving great-grandchildren Madison, Matthew and Vianna Hindmarsh, Francesca and Robbie Trottini, Kevin and Giovanna Haggerty, Emma Griglock, Ayla Trottini and numerous nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are sister Gloria Pelliccia, brothers Gerald Marriggi and Eugene Marriggi.
Special thanks to Dr. Mauer Biscotti for his care and compassion.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday starting 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. Entombment will follow in Denison Mausoleum, Swoyersville. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8PM at the funeral home.