Sharon C. Bosco, 80, of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness Saturday evening, December 16, 2023, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Pittston on October 30, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Hadvance Lucente/Bright.
A graduate of Pittston High School in 1961. After school she began working. Most notably at The Boston Store (Boscovs) and then as a Teacher’s Aid at St. Mary’s Assumption School for many years. At St. Mary’s she found her true life’s calling, helping others. Almost nothing brought her more joy than teaching and partaking in all of the special events with the children of St. Mary’s. Long after graduation they would still remember “Mrs. Bosco” and “Gram” as their favorite teacher. Long after her retirement she would still reminisce on the fond memories the school and people she met had brought her. Many she still kept in contact with. She was also a very active participant in the church community at St. Mary’s, serving in the Church Choir until its closing. Sharon continued to attend mass weekly with her husband, daughter, and when able her grandchildren.
The only other thing that surpassed the joy St. Mary’s brought her was spending time with her family. She dedicated her life to cooking, cleaning, attending her grandchildren’s/nieces/nephews many activities, and taking care of/playing with the family pets. Her pasta sauce was better than any out there. She also never missed “The Price is Right” and “Wheel of Fortune” with her husband as they ate lunch and rested in the evening with Carson close by. She would always tell you how proud of you she was and never let you leave the house without a hug and kiss. You definitely would never leave the house hungry. No matter what holiday it was you could always find “Gram” cooking or baking something to take and hanging up decorations. Each piece of decoration held a story with its origin and the many years of seasons it has seen. You could also always expect some of “Aunt Sharon’s” famous punch at every occasion. She could never stay out of the house too long because she had to get home to make sure her best friend Carson was ok. Recently her family held a surprise 80th birthday party for her, to which all her closest family and friends were able to attend. Sharon was never one to wish to be the center of attention, but the smile on her face that day said she truly appreciated being surrounded with so much love for her.
Sharon was a loving and devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Teacher, and servant of God. A woman who could never be replicated. She will be greatly missed by many.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Francesca Van Tuyle and Janice Pocceschi.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Raymond Bosco; daughter, Christine Tobin, Pittston; grandchildren, Bill Ardoline (Lauren Wysocki), Dupont and Cory Tobin (Spoorthy Challa), Harleysville; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, December 20, 2023, from 4pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 10am, in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be private.