Lillian Cooper Bogdon, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, “cioci” and friend, passed away May 16, 2021. Lillian’s 91 years of life were embodied by her faith and compassion for others and her gentle and caring spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
Born in Larksville, Lillian was the daughter of the late Walter and Stella Cooper. She was a graduate and cheerleader of Larksville High School-class of 1947. She resided in Larksville for 90 years. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by old River Road Bakery and American Tobacco in Mountain Top. She was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Church in Larksville, where she was an avid pierogi maker and helped at the annual church bazaar. She was also a huge Philadelphia Phillies and Penn State fan, and made the best potato salad by far!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph in 1991, a son Alan Bogdon in 2005, and several sisters and brothers. Surviving is a son Robert Bogdon, a daughter Janet Valenti and husband Steve Valenti, daughter-in-law Sandy Bogdon, companion Edward J. Krystofosky, and grandchildren: Sean Bogdon, Christine Slusark, Janelle Insogna, Steven Valenti Jr., Nicole Roberts, Eric Greco, Lindsay McCabe, Meredith Bogdon, and several great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, May 21, 2021 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon, in St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt Street, Larksville, officiated by Reverend Gerald Gurka. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Dallas. Those attending the viewing and Mass are asked to wear a face covering. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Saint John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt Street, Larksville, 18651.
Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.