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Mary Carol (Swerdak) Donato

November 21, 1946 ~ October 12, 2019 (age 72)


Mary Carol Donato, 72, of Olyphant, passed away Friday at home.  She is survived by her husband, Salvatore.  The couple had been married for 44 years.  

Mary Carol was born in Peckville and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine Gregga Swerdak.  She was a graduate of Olyphant High School and received her Associate Degree in Accounting from Lackawanna College.  Prior to retirement, she was employed at Paper Magic, Scranton.  Mary Carol was a member of SS Anthony and Rocco Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren, traveling, and spending time at the beach.  She was fond of cooking and baking, particularly around the holidays.  She was an avid Mid Valley and Penn State football fan and loved sports, politics, and shopping.  

Mary Carol was a loving wife and doting mother of two children who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 

She is survived by a daughter, Nicole La Fountain, and husband John, Albany, New York; a son Ross Donato, Olyphant; grandchildren Aidan and Maya La Fountain; as well as several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Swerdak, Anthony Swerdak, Leo Swerdak, and Stanley Gregga; and sisters, Lillian Kurilla, Dorothy Matichak, Eleanor Pitoniak, Frances Hatala, Louis Awiza, and Pauline Williams.  

The family would like to thank the efforts of the nurses and staff of VNA Hospice and Home Health for all of their work with Mary Carol and the help they provided.  

The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment will follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to VNA Hospice and Home Health 301 Delaware Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447 or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123.


Family and Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Carol (Swerdak) Donato, please visit our floral store.


October 16, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512

Mass of Christian Burial
October 17, 2019

9:30 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (Smith Street in Dunmore)
200 Smith Street
Dunmore, PA 18512


St. Catherine's Cemetery
1252 Drinker Turnpike
Covington Township, PA 18444


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

VNA Hospice and Home Health
301 Delaware Ave, Olyphant PA 18447

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