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Regina and John LaNunziata

Regina and John LaNunziata entered eternal life on February 16th and 17th respectively. Their spirits are carried on by their two children, two grandchildren, four sisters, and countless family and friends.

John was born on May 11, 1951. John was the son of the late Nora McManus and John LaNunziata, Jr. and brother to Sylvia Appel, Irene and Joseph Szumski, and the late Louise LaNunziata-Burke. He attended high school at Scranton Prep and then graduated from the University of Scranton with a degree in Education. He went on to become an inspiring teacher and mentor to many students at Wyoming Valley West. He was active in the local community and was a former Wyoming Area school director. John was always willing to help a friend in need. He had a passion for golf, cigars, and a good Manhattan. He also loved doing the morning crossword puzzle in the Citizens Voice.

Regina was born June 7, 1951. Gina was the daughter of the late Julia Barletta and Ilio Maurizi and sister to Anne Maurizi and Rose and Gordon Stofflet. She graduated from Pittston Area high school and was a graduate of Marywood University with a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Management Science. She obtained her Masters in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business. She went on to have an impressive career that shattered the perception of what a female in business and management should be. She was not only an impressive business woman but she was a genuine friend. She was known for her correspondences with everyone she met. Many of you are reading this and remembering a touching, humorous, or thoughtful card she has sent you. She enjoyed cross stitching, reading, and playing cards and mah jong with her friends.

John and Regina were married June 22, 1974. Bought a house in West Pittston and raised two children John and Louise. They were amazingly proud of their children and infatuated with their grandchildren. They were always showing off pictures or telling stories about them to anyone who would listen. They were a truly loving couple who never needed to endure a life without each other. Anyone who knew these two beautiful souls knew that they had a bond so strong that it could be felt from across the room. They were kind selfless people with a passion for their home, family, and community. Their generosity and kindness will be missed by everyone who knew them.

John and Regina are survived by their son Dr. John LaNunziata IV; daughter Dr. Louise Monteforte and husband Justin; two grandchildren; and many friends.

A service with be held at a later date when COVID allows for larger gatherings.Details will be released when they are known.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship will be established for a worthy Wyoming Area student. Contributions to this scholarship can be made payable to Louise Monteforte and can be sent to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William St., Pittston, PA 18640. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC.


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