1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Elizabeth "Betty" Dabbieri, R.N. - Thursday, 12/22/2016

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Elizabeth “Betty” McGinley Dabbieri, R.N., 87, of Pittston, entered into eternal life on Friday, December 16, 2016, after a seven year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the widow of Joseph Dabbieri who passed away on July 23, 1993.

Born in Moosic, she was a daughter of the late John Francis and Kathleen Doud McGinley. Betty was a graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School, Class of 1947, and Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1950. She had worked as a Registered Nurse at Pittston Hospital, St. Claire’s Hospital, New York City, Ransom Convalescent Home and had retired in 1986 from Allied Skilled Nursing, Scranton. She was a devout Catholic and member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

The home at 201 Parsonage Street in Pittston is where Betty and Joe built their loving family. Family and faith were her life’s passion, passing these values down through generations. She will forever be remembered as the “rock” of her family; our “Iron Betty”, who had the determination to accomplish whatever she set her mind to do. She was cherished by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was proud of each of them. They will never forget grandma, their “hero”, and their precious memories will remain in their hearts forever. She was an avid Yankees fan and loved reading.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the many health care professionals who were angels among us during mom’s illness namely: Dr. Guy Fasciana, the staffs of the Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility at Wesley Village, Geisinger ER, Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit @ Geisinger South Wilkes Barre and Compassionate Care Hospice.

She is survived by her nine children, Kathy Kostik and husband, Hank, Wyoming; John Dabbieri and wife, Mary Catherine, Plains; Jane Jeffery and husband, James, Wyoming; Arlene Clonan and husband, Michael, Shavertown; Marie Yedenak and husband, Demetrius, Exeter; Joanne Bankert and husband, Jeff, West Chester; Joseph Dabbieri, Falls; Lisa Gumbravich and husband, Rich, Hanover Twp.; and Susan Baloga and husband, John, Dupont; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughters, Jolene Dabbieri and Baby Yedenak; her twin sister, Anne McDonald, and sister, June Keska; brothers, Jack, Francis, Robert, Paul, and Gerard McGinley.

The funeral will be Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:15 AM from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, to be celebrated by her cousin, Fr. Jeffrey J. Walsh, V.E.. Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston, (Port Griffith), PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Care and Concern Ministries of Saint John the Evangelist Parish Community, 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or Alzheimer's Association Wilkes-Barre Office, 57 N Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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From: Andrew keska

Location: Elizabethton , TN    Date: 2016-12-23

So very sorry to hear of Aunt Bettys passing . It was always nice when she and her family came to visit my mom June when we lived in West pittston. She'll be missed immensely. To all of the Dabbieri Family your in our thoughts and prayers.She was the last of a the Mcginleys , a great family . Rest in peace Aunt Betty God bless. Andy and Teresa Keska

From: Danae Hinsley

Location: Ocean City, NJ    Date: 2016-12-23

My deepest sympathies. Betty was always so kind and nice to me growing up .

From: Carol Amico

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2016-12-22

So sorry for your loss John , Mary , and family. Prayers are with you... Carol and Steve Amico

From: john glinsky

Location: throop, PA    Date: 2016-12-22

just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family,,so sorry for your loss

From: Jim Dean

Location: Philadelphia, PA    Date: 2016-12-21

Joanne, Susan and Family, Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She did a great job raising her family and from what I have heard from both of you during the years is that she really was devoted to nursing and enjoyed her long career as a nurse.

From: Patti McDonald Rogers

Location: Woodland Hills, CA    Date: 2016-12-21

Aunt Betty, You were truly loved. Heaven added another angel, or as I believe, the universe added back positive energy. You will always be missed. Your Patti Girl forever

From: Judy

Location: Alexandria, VA    Date: 2016-12-21

Goodbye Aunt Betty - So many people always called you Iron Betty and I never knew why growing up since you were the warmest, most welcoming, funny, intelligent, and just all-around amazing Aunt. I learned so much from you - and your love of family. I too loved you and miss you. Thanks for so many great memories! Love, Judy

From: Marge Mcginley

Location: Ardmore, OK    Date: 2016-12-21

Sitting here in Ardmore, OK. looking at a beautiful blue sky and thinking of all the wonderful memories I have with Betty and her family. Betty was a wonderful, thoughtful and caring sister-in-law and I will cherish all of the memories we have shared throughout the years. We will miss you.

From: Gina & Tom Kenney

Location: Duryea, PA    Date: 2016-12-20

Susan, John & Taylor, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Paula Ozark

Location: Redondo Beach , CA    Date: 2016-12-20

I a truly sorry for all of your loss. may fond memories of your mom bring comfort during this hard time. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you.

From: Michele Mikolosko

Location: Shavertown, PA    Date: 2016-12-20

Jane, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I know how much your mom was loved.

From: Bill and Lois Scott

Location: Forty Fort, PA    Date: 2016-12-20

Dear John, Mary, Jane and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Bill and Lois

From: Melissa Christino

Location: Drums, PA    Date: 2016-12-19

Arlene and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

From: Denise Vonderheid

Location: Killeen, TX    Date: 2016-12-18

Arlene, so sorry to hear about your mom. Cherish your memories, they'll last forever.

From: Ellen Gilroy Albert

Location: West Pittston, PA    Date: 2016-12-18

Betty , you'll be forever in my heart. You influenced me so very much and made me feel a part of your family when I was young and your neighbor. Your love of nursing influenced me to follow in that profession, and it has been my life's work for over 40 yrs. the care I have given influenced by your deep compassion for those in need and ill. Your deep faith also affected my deep belief. Sometime others don't realize how their interaction in the lives of others can affect them all their lives. I'm so grateful to have known you. To all your children and grandchildren my deepest sympathy for your loss and know you have a wonderful advocate in Heaven.

From: Sandra Kijek

Location: Harveys Lake, PA    Date: 2016-12-18

Arlene, so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Rachel O'Donnell

Location: Reading, PA    Date: 2016-12-18

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you.

From: Michele Martello Holub

Location: Reading , PA    Date: 2016-12-18

The prayers of my family are with yours now and always.

From: Anne Marie Purdy

Location: Mahopac, NY    Date: 2016-12-18

Aunt Betty, You are one of my favorite people in the world. I am happy that you are finally in Heaven with Uncle Joe, my Mom, and your parents and brothers and sisters. Must have been quite a reunion. I will always love you and miss you. I know that you are at peace.

From: Carol English

Location: Schuylkill Haven, PA    Date: 2016-12-18

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom Sue. I remember how sweet she was to me when I would go to your house when we were little. I'm praying that you and your family find peace and remember her love that she had for all of you which will always be around you. xoxoxoxo

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