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James Vincent Chimento

Vincent Chimento, 100, of Pittston, passed away Thursday evening, May 26, 2022 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Born in Yatesville on November 8, 1921, he was the son of the late John and Mary Martino Chiumento.

Jim was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, class of 1939. He then served in the Civilian Corp (CC) Camp. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the ship USAT Explorer. He took great pride in displaying the U.S. flag at his home. In his earlier years, Jim had worked at Barton’s Furniture Store, Pittston. He retired from the PA Turnpike as a supervisor. He took great pride in the fact that he handed out the first ticket on the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. Jim was a member of the Dupont VFW Post 4909. He attended all of his grandchildren’s school and sporting events and activities. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and at 80 years of age, he bowled a perfect 300 game. Jim was an avid NY Yankee and Philadelphia Eagles fan. He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.

Jim was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be truly missed.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife Julia LoBrutto Chimento in 2018; brothers, John, Ronald and Anthony; sisters, Grace Butler, Ida Brogna, Josephine Fabrizio and Mary Alt.

Surviving are children, Marie Marranca (Jody), Pittston Township, John Chimento (Judy), Yatesville, Charles Chimento, Pittston, Lucille Chimento, Wilkes-Barre, and Juliann Emmett (Ralph), Jenkins Township; grandchildren, Christina Hughes (Gary), Jamie Chimento, Elizabeth Dessoye (Joseph), Joseph Marranca (Sheyla), Julia Marranca, Vincenzo Chimento, R.J., James, and Julia Emmett; great-grandchildren, Andrew Hughes, Isabel and Eli Marranca and J.D. and Luke Dessoye; brothers, Joseph Chiumento, Jenkins Township and Nicholas Chiumento, Yatesville; sisters, Antoinette Vidzar (Anthony), Yatesville and Elizabeth Chimento, Yatesville; sisters-in-law, Dora Esposito (Louis), Yatesville; Rose LoBrutto, Pittston Township, and Rosemary Mendola, Clarks Summit; numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to Dr. Guy Fasciana, Superior Health Services Inc. and to Griswold Home Care for the wonderful care they provided to Jim while he was at home and to the doctors and nurses at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center who cared for Jim while in the hospital.

The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 10am-12:30pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00pm in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in St. Rocco’s Cemetery. The family kindly requests to wear a face covering during the visitation, mass, and burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dupont VFW or to Oblates of St. Joseph, Pittston.


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