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Gloria DeRosa

Gloria DeRosa, 94, of Pittston, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2023, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.


Born in the Old Boston Section of Jenkins Township, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Letizia Cardillo Denisco.

Gloria was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School. In her earlier years, she had worked at the Hollywood Dress Shop in Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Gloria was an amazing mom who truly took pride in loving and treating all of John’s friends as if they were her own children. She was truly a selfless person who took consistent pride in doing anything she could to make someone’s day brighter.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, John DeRosa, Sr. in 2001; brothers, Charles “Butch” Denisco and Mal Denisco; sisters, Mary Denisco Gorski and Phyllis McCarthy.


Surviving are her son, John DeRosa, Jr., New York, nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Entombment will follow in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Marello Parish.


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