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Mary M. Lavan

Mary M. Lavan, 86, of Jenkins Township, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.


Born in Pittston on May 19, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Martin) Philbin. Mary was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School. She worked for many years as a hospital admissions clerk at Pittston Hospital, NPW, and eventually retired from Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Mary was the wife of the late John (Jack) Lavan, who preceded her in death in 2009. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be truly missed. Her passion was her family and Mary always put others first.


In addition to her husband, Mary was proceeded in death by her brother, Joseph Philbin.


Surviving are her son, John Lavan and wife Debbie, Laflin; daughters, Mary Vezendy and husband Alex, Stillwater, and Kathy Loftus, Port Griffith; grandchildren, Kristen and Ally Vezendy, Matthew and Amanda Lavan, Leann

Anderson, and Kim Loftus; six great-grandchildren; a niece; a nephew, several cousins, and her dog, Aldo.


Funeral services will be held Friday, February 7, 2020, at 9am from the Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Interment, St. John the Evangelist cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org.


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