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Philomena Marie Starna Musto

Philomena Marie Starna Musto, 66, of Pittston, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Born in Pittston on September 24, 1953, she was the only daughter of the late Anthony and Anne Marie Adonizio Starna.

She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston and attended Marywood College.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and Nonna, and will be truly missed for her kind and selfless nature. Her family was the most important thing in her life, and she knew at a young age that she wanted to be a wife and mother. She was a great one. She was devoted to St. Ann, St. Anthony, and the Blessed Mother. Phil was also an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed sports, especially any her children played. Her greatest hope for America was that it would become a place of equity and safety for people

of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels.

She loved to take care of people and to help others.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, John C. Musto; children, James Musto; Luciana and her husband Leon John Jr.; Anthony Musto and his wife Shari; Giovanna Musto and her husband Gene Godlewski; and Evan Musto; grandchildren, Anna Musto and Kian John; an aunt, Eleanor Berti Adonizio; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in law.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.Memorial donations may be made to St. Anne’s Basilica, 1233 St. Ann Street, Scranton, PA18504.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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Aug 01, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Philomae's passing. She was a classmate of mine at St. Johns in Pittston, the class of 1971. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to John and her extended family. May she rest in peace and may God bless those she leaves behind.

Ellen Walsh Manion

Annapolis, MD


Jul 29, 2020

John and family-

Robert and I are saddened to hear of the passing of your beautiful wife. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol Insalaco Kaluzavich


Jul 28, 2020

I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of Philomae. She was a special friend. We spent almost every day together from Kindergarten through High School. I will always treasure the memories of our childhood in Pittston. Philomae was an awesome and loving friend. May you find peace in knowing that she is resting in Heaven above. I know that words cannot express how deeply she will me missed by family and friends.


Patty Naples McGarry

Lititz, PA


Jul 28, 2020

I was very sorry to learn of Philomae's death. I have know her since 1st.grade at St. Mary's.

She truly loved her family and will be missed.


Jul 28, 2020

I was very sorry to learn of Philomae's death. I have known her since 1st grade at St. Mary's. She truly loved her family. She will be missed.

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