In Remembrance of Jennie F. Nicosia

Jennie F. Nicosia

Jennie F. Nicosia

Dunmore, PA September 3, 1924 ~ July 25, 2013 Date of Service: July 29, 2013

Jennie F. Nicosia, 88, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died Thursday surrounded by her loving family in the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital in Scranton. She was the wife of the late Anthony Nicosia Sr. who died May 17, 2005.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late James and Concetta Fontanella Gatto. She attended Dunmore Public Schools and was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore. Prior to retirement she was employed the Modelrite Dress Co. in Dunmore and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was also employed by the Dunmore School District. She was a founding member of the former Dunmore Central Catholic High School Mother’s Club and a founding member and the first president of the Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Association of NEPA.

Jennie was the kindest, sweetest and most generous person who always placed her family, friends, and even strangers before herself, even until her death. She lived for her family and loved them unconditionally. Jennie was totally devoted to them. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the treasures of her life. She never missed a night without calling each of them to tell them she loved them. You only needed to know her for a second to fall in love with her smile and her gentle disposition. Her heart was bigger than life.

The family wishes to publically express their heartfelt gratitude to her personal caretakers, Mary Ann Caputo, who was truly like a daughter to her also, Sharon Sabia, Teresa Mislinski, Chrissy Lasewicz, Franny Hrebin, and Saran Fiscus. A very special thank you to her godchild and niece Concetta Toman, who’s loving care will never be forgotten.

Their heartfelt gratitude is extended to her doctors, residents, and staff at the Wright Center for Primary Care; Dr. Linda Thomas, Dr. Greg Novak, and Dr. Jignesh Sheth. In addition, they wish to thank Dr. Anthony Yanni, Dr. Linda Barresse, and the late Dr. Lawrence Howard. A special thank you to Kari Machelli, R.N., whose compassion and assistance to Jennie’s son and caretaker Tony was above and beyond the call of duty. And lastly there are no words to express the family’s gratitude to Dr. Lisa Thomas, whose care, love and compassion will never be forgotten.

Surviving are three sons, Tony Nicosia Jr., her care taker, at home, The Executive Director Broadway Theatre League of NEPA, Salvatore Nicosia, Dunmore, and Joseph Nicosia and his wife Cindy, State college, PA, five grandchildren, Matthew and Anna Nicosia, Springbrook Twp., Nichelle, Trey, and Brenna Nicosia, all of State College, two great grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Nicosia, Springbrook Twp., and a sister Mary Cantafio, Dunmore, a brother in law James Stefin, Scranton and several nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent ‘Shampy” Gatto, Joseph Gatto, and Louis Gatto and a sister Rose Stefin, and a great nephew Robert Toman.

The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday in the funeral home from 2-6pm and Monday morning from 9:30-10:30.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sam and Jane Cali Memorial Broadway Theatre League Guild, 345 N. Washington Avenue Scranton 18503.


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Spencer and Jo Ann Brown
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our deepest sympathy!
Reply #9 on : Tue July 30, 2013, 10:59:23
Tony and Family, we are truly sorry about your mom. We were unable to attend her viewing and funeral service because we were on vacation, but do know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.Your mom is surly resting peacefully with our Dear Lord and of course all our loved ones that have passed too soon. God bless and may He keep you in His constant care!
Spencer,JoAnn,Zachary, Marlana, and Jacob
El and Gene Hutsky
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Condolence to Jennie's Families
Reply #8 on : Sun July 28, 2013, 16:04:08
We are very sorry to hear of Jennie's passing. She will be missed by many. We will keep all of you in our prayers as you deal with your loss. God be with you.

El and Gene Hutsky
Karen Ricci Sharkey
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Re: In Remembrance of Jennie F. Nicosia
Reply #7 on : Sun July 28, 2013, 09:18:01
Dear Joe,
So sorry to hear of mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman and always fun to be around. You and your family are in my prayers.
Bonnie & Denny Leathers
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Jennie Nicosia
Reply #6 on : Sat July 27, 2013, 08:55:00
Tony, Sal, Joe and Families: Our heartfelt thoughts are with you. Jennie (Grandma Nicosia as we lovingly called her) was a wonderful, sweet person who will, we know, be painfully missed by those who knew and loved her. If we could all live our lives in the same loving spirit as Jennie, what a wonderful world it would be.

Bonnie and Denny
Tom and Heather Harris
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Re: In Remembrance of Jennie F. Nicosia
Reply #5 on : Fri July 26, 2013, 13:02:03
Tony,
We are sorry for your loss. I am sure Tom has many good memories of your mother. You and your family are in our prayers.

Tom and Heather Harris
Louis and Karen Rapoch
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Jennie Nicosia
Reply #4 on : Fri July 26, 2013, 11:42:27
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother.
Mary Vellela
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Sympathy
Reply #3 on : Fri July 26, 2013, 10:12:11
My sincerest sympathy on your great loss. I am out of town and cannot attend the viewing. I will keep you all in my prayers.
tommy ontano
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Re: In Remembrance of Jennie F. Nicosia
Reply #2 on : Fri July 26, 2013, 10:09:57
to all the family i loved jennie very much and will always remember how sweet she was.spent alot of time down there when i was young and stayed with jennie and buster more than once.i'm very sorry sammy,tony,and joe for the loss of your mom.also the rest of the family especially mary.i love and miss all of you.god bless cousin tommy
Sheryl Lynn Sochoka
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RIP Sweet Jennie!
Reply #1 on : Fri July 26, 2013, 00:13:58
I was so sad to hear of Jennie's passing. When I was a little girl growing up next door to her, she was like a surrogate grandmother to me. We shared the same birthday & would often celebrate with a shared cake. So many wonderful memories of this lovely lady...may she rest in peace. My deepest condolences to her family.