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Official Obituary of

Louis M. Siconolfi

August 8, 1931 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Louis M. Siconolfi Obituary

Louis M. Siconolfi, 92, of Olyphant and always a proud Dunmorean, passed away peacefully on Friday at home surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Frances Ann (Polizzi) Siconolfi. The couple celebrated 67 years of marriage on June 2.

Louis was the son of the late Michael and Angelina DeSanto Siconolfi. Louis graduated from Dunmore High School, class of 1950, and went on to receive his associate’s degree from Johnson College. After proudly serving in the United States Army in Korea during the Korean War, Louis followed his father’s footsteps in becoming a master craftsman, building everything from houses to handcrafted furniture.

Louis lived his life to the fullest, with a profound devotion to his wife and family. His wife, Franny, was the apple of his eye. He treasured their time together, from the adventures they shared to quiet mornings enjoying toast and coffee. He was a loving, gentle and guiding father for his daughter, Dee Dee, and grandfather to his grandson, Louis Cipriano. He had a deep love for his extended family as well – his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from Dunmore who he also considered family.

Louis was a dynamic man, with a unique warmth and kindness. Some of his favorite activities were spending countless hours getting basketball rebounds for his grandson, cheering on his grandson at Holy Cross High School and Haverford College basketball games, his nature walks with his daughter, sharing time with his dog Gigi, making pancakes for his family, enjoying his wife’s pasta sauce and pies, riding his dirt bike through the woods, learning karate, teaching his family to drive, building everything a man can build, studying the art of woodworking, admiring hummingbirds and ducks, and telling people he cared about that he loved them. He was especially proud to share his love of woodworking with his grandson – together, they built numerous pieces of furniture in their home woodshop, using his father’s tools. He even launched an Instagram page, “Uncle Louie’s Shop.” “Uncle Louie” became an internet sensation, one project reaching over four million people – he received thousands of messages from people, telling them he brightened their day.

The family thanks Louis’ medical care team – Dr. Mario Sebastianelli, Dr. Steven Sluck, Dr. Greg Cali and the doctors and nurses of UPenn and Geisinger.

Also surviving, daughter, Dee Dee Siconolfi, Olyphant; grandson, Louis Cipriano and fiancée, Vasiliki Triantafillou, Philadelphia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, honorary family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Patsy Siconolfi; and his sister, Nikki Pitoniak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis’s memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

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Mass of Christian Burial
March 8, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church
322 Chestnut Street
Dunmore, PA 18512


St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen
500 Penn Avenue, Scranton PA 18503


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