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Theresa A Ferack

May 20, 2015


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Theresa A. Ferack, 82, an Avoca resident, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital due to complications from surgery. She was the widow of Joseph J. Ferack, who died May 28, 2008. The couple was married for 58 years.

Born Sept. 24, 1932, in Avoca, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Piskur Richel. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Dupont, and worked on the assembly line at Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea, and Brooks Manufacturing, Old Forge.

She loved going to the casino, her grandchildren, and beloved dogs Millie and Bonnie.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah and Ronald Lieback, Avoca; Terri and Atty. Michael Nidoh, Clarks Summit; sons, Joseph and Debbie Ferack, Avoca; John, Avoca; Raymond and Ann, Avoca; and Paul and Theresa, Avoca; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Dorothy Richel, Avoca; Christine Rodgers, Avoca; and Loretta Boyko, Allentown; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Michaelene Ferack and grandson Raymond Ferack; four brothers, Frank, George, John and Adam Richel; four sisters, Helen Mazur, Ann Richel, Louise Witowski and Josephine Mokay.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m. from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont.

Friends may call Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.


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