Vera Pannacci, 99, a lifelong resident of South Scranton, passed away on Christmas Day at the Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Marsilio and Frances Iaucci Pannacci. She attended classes at L.A.R.C. for many years, for which her family is grateful, especially to Ms. Nancy Frank and her staff.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Riverside Rehabilitation and Hospice of the Sacred Heart, whose employees went far and beyond their call of duty, as well as all those who contributed to Vera’s welfare. The family would also like to thank all of the neighbors and friends who were kind to Vera.
Vera is survived by her caretakers, sister-in-law Lucille Gurnari Panaci, and niece Debbie Prazych, who guided and watched over her. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by brothers Bill and Sam Panaci; and sisters Margaret Ceccacci, Caesarina Simmet, and Ann Panaci.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul of the Cross Church, Prospect Ave., South Scranton. Entombment in the Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka section of Scranton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 500 West Hospital St., Taylor, PA 18517; or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
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