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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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Jul 30, 2020

Carol was a sweet, friendly, and delightful woman. I enjoyed waiting on her as a cashier at Price Chopper, and she was one of my favorite customers. She will be missed. John 3:16


Jul 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about Carol’s passing. She was always so kind and funny. I will miss her when I am at the mall. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.


Jul 29, 2020

My grandma was one of the loveliest, kind-hearted people in the world. I will miss her forever but will always hold her closely in my heart. Thank you everyone for your kind words during this difficult time.


Jul 29, 2020

I met Carol about 7 years ago. She impressed me as having an inner peace along with a joyful heart. A person completely at ease and fulfilled with her life. Carol and her husband Joe were inseparable and gave true meaning to “one flesh “ in a marriage.

The life they shared together was inspiring.

May she Rest In Peace .

She will be missed and remembered.

Rob D


Jul 29, 2020

Mom loved life, enjoyed giving to others and making them happy. She was smart, caring, creative and artistic. She will be missed here on earth and loved always. Her beautiful and comforting smile will not be forgotten. Her soul will rest gentle in the hereafter.

We love you.

Your daughter Sandy, Bill, Zach and Alyssa

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