Helen Bondy Albright, 93, of Scranton and formerly of Dunmore, died peacefully on Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband, Francis R. Albright, passed in 2003. They had been married for 56 years.
She was born in Scranton, daughter of the late Giuseppe Bondy Sr. and Carmella Salerno Pinto Bondy. She attended and graduated from West Scranton High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the medical office of Ronald J. Cianci M.D. and Edward A. Sherwin M.D. for 31 years.
Helen was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore and was a very active parishioner during the time she was raising her family. For many years, she was a member of the oil painting class at the Dunmore Senior Center. There she was not only learning and enjoying the art of oil painting, but enjoying the camaraderie of her class as well. Friendships were made and many of them lasting. The Monday class was very important to her and the talent of her peers never ceased to amaze her.
Helen is survived by four sons, Richard J. Sr. and wife Michele of Clarks Summit, Gary and wife Carol of Danville, Keith J. Sr. and wife Theresa of Maryland, and Thomas and wife Brenda of Archbald; five grandchildren, Richard J. Jr. and wife Sandy of Clarks Summit, Christopher and wife Paula of Clarks Summit, Dr. Danielle Kuhn and husband Donald of Danville, Dr. Keith J. Albright Jr. of Maryland, Dr. Gina Albright of Maryland; seven great-grandchildren, Alexandra and husband, Brandon, Richard J. III, Emily, Olivia, Andrew, Nora, and Giuliana; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by six sisters, Ann Pinto Jones, Josephine Coleman, Angie Chamberlain, Antoinette Gillern, Mary Bondy, and Virginia Krawczyk; three brothers, John Pinto, Joseph Pinto, and Joseph Bondy, Jr.
The funeral will be Tuesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305-1425; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
American Parkinson’s Disease Association
135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island NY 10305-1425
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123