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Carol J. Latona, RN, CCRN

Carol J. Latona, RN, CCRN, 76, of Pittston, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore.

Born in Taylor on February 5, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Regina Cossman Vivalda.

Carol was a graduate of Duryea High School and Luzerne County Community College. She had worked as a Registered Nurse for Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where she was the Charge Nurse in the Critical Care Unit. Carol also was a part-time nursing instructor at Wilkes-Barre CTC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dawn Hannon and a brother, John Vivalda.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Latona; son, Joseph Latona Jr. and his wife Mary, Pittston; daughters, Laura Zdancewicz, MSN,

CRNP, Bear Creek; and Sandy Latona-Mello MD

and her husband Bill, Bethlehem; grandchildren, Tara Zdancewicz; Nicholas Latona; Zachary Mello and Alyssa Mello; brother, Col. Eugene Vivalda Ret. and his wife Joanna, Mountaintop; numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Dialysis Center, Pittston and Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore for the compassionate care they provided to Carol.


The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 5pm-8pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston, following the CDC Guidelines. Face masks are required and social distancing must be followed.



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