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Barbara A. Staffaroni Granahan - Friday, 2/14/2020

Barbara A. Staffaroni Granahan, 76, of Pittston Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Charles P. Granahan, who passed away on May 16, 1995.

Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Lucy Panunti Staffaroni. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Sears, Wilkes-Barre. Barbara was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston and a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Modern Lanes Women's League, bowling for the Lady Birds. She enjoyed playing bocce ball, her weekly pinochle games with family and friends and also going to the casino.

Barbara was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, who was cherished by her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son, Charles Granahan, Jr. and wife, Lisa, West Wyoming; daughters, Jodi Cegelka and husband, Stanley, Pittston; Alicia McAndrew and husband, Patrick, Jenkins Twp.; grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Cegelka, Parker and Dean McAndrew; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John Buffi and sister, Marie Romano.

The funeral will be held at 8:45 AM Friday, February 14, 2020, from Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at St. Joseph Marello Parish 237 William St., Pittston. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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From: Leo Giovagnoli

Location: Oneonta, NY    Date: 2020-02-26

Dearest Charlie, Jodi, and Alicia, My heartfelt condolences go out to you in your Mom's passing. We are a tight knit family on Poole Street and her passing was surely felt by all who knew and admired her. Take comfort in the many memories and blessings she provided you and continue to do her legacy proud. With Much Love, Leo

From: Rita Skechus

Location: Duryea, PA    Date: 2020-02-17

Alicia & family, Soo sorry to hear of the passing your mother. You & your family are in my prayers & thoughts.. With much sympathy, Rita Skechus

From: Arlene Brown

Location: Lansdale , PA    Date: 2020-02-14

So sorry for your loss. Barb and I go back to birth always my best friend thru childhood and young married adults. The four of us had so much fun. Hopefully your memories will always be a great comfort to you. As long as we remember she will always be with us. God bless all of you

From: Walt Pencak

Location: Hanover Twp, PA    Date: 2020-02-14

I met Barbara many, many years ago when she was employed Sears. She worked in the parts department when we met . She always was an excellent employee who really handled my requests with speed and quick delivery. When her son Charles married my good friends daughter, we would meet at holiday functions and enjoy memories, especially when we talked in Casino language. I am certain, she is with our God with no more pain and suffering. She probably is sitting w fellow Casino players and has a jackpot machine. Barb , save us a seat! God Bless You! Mr. P

From: Lori Braccini-Evanko

Location: Pittston Twp, PA    Date: 2020-02-13

Jodi, Alicia, and Charlie, My deepest condolences to your family during this very sad time in your lives.

From: Patti & Vinnie Tomasso

Location: Scotch Plains, NJ    Date: 2020-02-13

Barb had a real zeal for life and a witty and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor that made you laugh. I recall her 1st comment to me, "Look what stray creature Charlie brought home now!" She was a warm-loving & caring person who is now at a fantastic reunion with her loved ones! God Bless

From: Chesco

Location: Moorestown , NJ    Date: 2020-02-13

So sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We are out of town but I will call in few days. With lots of love - Chesco

From: Mike Fino

Location: Hughestown, PA    Date: 2020-02-12

Dear Charlie and Alicia , So sorry to hear about mom. I always had lots of fun in her company.

From: Tony and Daria Bryk

Location: Pittston Twp., PA    Date: 2020-02-12

Dear Alicia and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Stay strong.

From: KimRugletic

Location: Duryea , PA    Date: 2020-02-12

Dear Alicia and family. I am soooooo very sorry for the loss of your mom, grandma and most importantly your best friend. May you find comfort in knowing that she is with God and at peace now.

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