Irene Palmitessa, 90, Scranton, died Tuesday at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Paul J. Palmitessa, Sr., in 2002.
Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late George and Julia Dolinich Yurchak, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a member of St. Lucy’s Church in Scranton. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the Diocese of Scranton at the Villa St. Joseph.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and compassion provided to Irene.
Surviving are her children, Michele Johnston, Scranton; Victoria Plappert and husband Bob, Dunmore; Rose Nealon, Myrtle Beach, SC; Carol Lameo and husband Rusty, Myrtle Beach, SC; Julie Condrad and husband Mike, Scranton; Jamie Firing and husband Todd, Huntington, PA; Michael and wife Ruth, Dunmore; Dominic and wife Michelle, Scranton; Robert and wife Marcy, Scranton; Joseph and wife Darlene, Scranton; and Paul and wife Cindy, Scranton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Amy Johnston who resided with her and was her caregiver; her sisters, Susan Yurchak and Doris Boise, both of Dunmore; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her two sisters Mary Yurchak and Nancy Jennings; and six brothers Alex, Nicholas, Robert, Michael, Stephen, and George.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday February 15th at 9:30AM in St. Lucy’s Church in West Scranton.
Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Trinity Child Care Center, 1401 Monroe Ave., Dunmore, 18509.
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St. Joseph’s Trinity Child Care Center
1401 Monroe Avenue, Dunmore PA 18509