Mary Kay Vitale, of Pittston, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Pittston Township, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence O’Malley Hafferty.
She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School. She was employed by Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea, for many years.
Mary Kay was a lifetime member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. She was a devout catholic who used her faith to get through life’s daily struggles. She was a 17 year cancer survivor who won her battles multiple times against this deadly disease.
Mary Kay is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Harold Vitale; daughter, Vanessa A. Pannunzio Mayorowski and her husband, Gale, Old Forge; “precious” granddaughters, Aubre Snyder and her husband Keith, Mountaintop; Galen Mayorowski and fiancé Carl Mariani, Old Forge; Olivia Mayorowski and fiancé Christopher Williams, Old Forge; great-grandson, Nicholas J. Snyder, Mountaintop; sister-in-law, Clara Hafferty, Pittston; nephew, John Hafferty and wife Adrienne, Alpharetta, GA; niece, Colleen Walser and husband Thad, Dallas; multiple great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Nicholas John Pannunzio and her brother, John J. Hafferty.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston.A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.