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Elizabeth M. “Betty” Licata

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Licata, 92, of Pittston Township, passed away Saturday morning, July 24, 2021, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born in Pittston on September 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Long Moore.

She was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1946 and had worked in the local garment industry.

She was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt and will be truly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Licata; son, Frank P. (Koobie) Licata; brothers, Joseph, Michael and James Moore.

Surviving are her son, Kevin Licata and his wife, Darlene, Archbald; grandson with whom she resided, Kevin Charles Licata and his partner, Mariah Curtis; sister, Mary Stein, New Orleans; former daughter-in-law, Debbie Hampton and her husband, Darrell, Pittston Township; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Licata, Pittston Township and Dorothy Buscemi, Buffalo, NY; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 5pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment, at the convenience of the family in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

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Jul 26, 2021

Kevin, my family and I are so saddened on the loss our Aunt Bettsie. A great friend of the Durkins. She is at peace w Uncle Charlie, Frankie, and grandpa and Grandpa Licata. See you at viewing and at mass. I wouldn't miss it for the w



Jul 26, 2021

Dear Kevin and family,

Im so very sorry to hear the passing of your mom. I didn’t know her too well but I became friends with her weekly as I dropped off homemade ravioli for Kevin’s work and I used to see her in church. She was a great person. May her soul Rest In Peace. Diane Raineri

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