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Donna Marie Shandra

Donna Marie Shandra, 69, of Pittston Township, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 12, 2021, at home.

Born in Pittston on March 23, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Dorothy Lukasik Ferretti.


She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School and Wilkes University where she received a bachelor’s of science degree in Microbiology. Donna had worked at the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority for over 30 years.


She was a caring mother and devoted friend who was always quick to greet you with a plate of pasta and a smile. She was a doting grandma who loved to see her grandsons laugh.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter “Wally” Shandra.


Surviving are her children, J.J. Shandra (Sanya), Kingston; Mary Auger (John), Virginia; and Rico Shandra, Pittston; grandsons, John and Joseph Auger; siblings, Ann Marie Kusmierz (Michael) Wyalusing; Anthony Ferretti, Dupont; Doreen Natishan (Ronald), Luzerne; David Ferretti, Dupont; and Allyn Ferretti (Patti), Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews.


A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, at the convenience of the family, in St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston with interment in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.


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