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Thomassina E. Mascelli

Sunday, May 22, 1921Saturday, March 16, 2019

Thomassina E. Mascelli, 97, a resident of Scranton, and formerly of Carbondale and Dunmore, passed into eternal life on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, surrounded by her loving family.

Her beloved husband was the late Armond I. Mascelli, who passed away on September 21, 2006. Armond and Thomassina were blessed to share 61 beautiful years of marriage.

Born on May 22, 1921, Scheggia e Pascelupo, a municipality in the Province of Perugia, Italy, Thomassina was the daughter of the late Andrea and Francesca (Filippini) Cinti.

In 1928, at the age of 7, Thomassina immigrated with her family to the United States, entering through Ellis Island. Thomassina’s name appears on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island honoring the immigrants who entered through there.

Eventually settling in Plains Township, Thomassina was a graduate of the former Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1940. She went on to further her education at the former Wilkes-Barre Business College, and was also a graduate of Empire Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre.

As a young woman, Thomassina was employed as a controller for the former Continental Can Company, Wilkes-Barre. After her marriage to Armond, she became a devoted homemaker, lovingly tending to the daily needs of her family.

A faithful Catholic, Thomassina was a member of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish, Scranton.

Thomassina was an active and vibrant woman who always gave freely of herself in an effort to help others. She was a volunteer at the Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen, Scranton, and was also a volunteer and member of the Auxiliary at the former Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Carbondale. Following the passing of her husband, Thomassina resided for a few years at the Wesley Village Assisted Living, Jenkins Township, where she volunteered in the Gift Shop and coordinated a card club for the residents.

A woman of many enjoyments, Thomassina enjoyed golfing with her husband and cooking her famous Italian dishes for her beloved family. Above all, her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her loved ones, most especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

In addition to her parents, Andrea and Francesca Cinti, and her husband, Armond, Thomassina was preceded in death by her four year old brother, Angelo Cinti; and her infant brother, John Cinti

Thomassina is survived by her sons, Armond T. Mascelli and his wife, Kathleen, Alexandria, Virginia; Attorney John C. Mascelli and his wife, Catherine, Dunmore; Attorney James M. Mascelli and his wife, Attorney Maureen Smith, Chatham, New Jersey; her daughters, Donna Barbetti and her husband, Michael, with whom she resided in Scranton; and Dr. Mary Ann Mascelli, Ambler; her eight grandchildren, Amanda Christopher and her husband, Drew; Kristina Mascelli; Juliana Mascelli and her husband, David Rich; John Christopher Mascelli; Matthew Mascelli; Meghan Mascelli and her husband, Stephen Goehler; Andrew James Mascelli; and Michael O. Barbetti; her four great-grandchildren; her brothers, Angelo Cinti and his wife, Nancy, New Jersey; and Ciro Cinti and his wife, Gloria, Plains Township; and generations of nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Thomassina’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 11:00 AM in Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton, with Monsignor Neil J. VanLoon, her Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.

A private viewing for Thomassina’s family will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. A public visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton.

For additional information or to send Thomassina’s Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Thomassina memory to one of the following: The Armond and Thomassina Mascelli Scholarship Fund at the University of Scranton, C/O The University of Scranton Financial Aid Office, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510; Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509; or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

 

Service Date
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00am
Services

A private viewing for Thomassina’s family will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

Funeral Services will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019, with a public visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Monsignor Neil J. VanLoon, Pastor, will be officiating the Funeral Mass.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a funeral luncheon. Details will be announced at both the church and cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Italian Independent Cemetery | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

Condolences

Donna, Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Heather August
Donna, John, James, Armond, and Mary Ann my deepest sympathy to you and your families. I remember your mother so well and she was such a great lady. Thoughts and prayers are sent to all of you. Pat Willis Cornell
I am covering you with prayer. Sending you God's peace and strength. Your Mom would be proud of how you have honored her. Linda Melnick
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Dear Tom,

How can I ever thank you enough for leading us through our recent experience!

I have received so many compliments on the obituary for Mike; the Funeral Mass; and the Military Ceremony at the Cemetery. Your input made all of this possible!

Rose Kayrish and Family