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Ann Marie Durkin D'Aiello - Monday, 7/1/2024

Ann Marie Durkin D'Aiello, 67, a life-long resident of Avoca, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

She was the daughter and best friend of Louise Durkin and her late father, John F. Durkin, Sr..

Ann Marie was a 1974 graduate of Pittston Area High School and a faithful member of the Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca. Her first and most favorite career was being a waitress at Terry's Diner in Moosic. She was a graduate of Allied Medical Careers; a unit secretary at WBGH; and a customer service representative and manager at Sallie Mae, Hanover Township. She retired when her son Charlie developed leukemia at age 6. She never left his side through the hard-fought battle for 5 years. Her life was never the same after his passing in 1992. She longed for the day that she would see him again.

She learned to find joy as the years passed, and her whole life revolved around her children and grandchildren, whom she loved unceasingly.

She is survived by her children, whom she was so proud of, Geniele and John and daughter-in-law, Kim D'Aiello; grandchildren, Dylan Mlaker, Emily and Madelyn D'Aiello; siblings, John (Jacqueline) Durkin, Diane Minkoff and Brian (Donna) Durkin.

Ann Marie is also survived by her life-long "sister" and best friend Mary Perks; nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends and extended family, all of whom will miss her terribly.

The funeral will be held on Monday, July 1, 2024, at 9:15 A.M. from Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Queen of the Apostles Parish, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, to be celebrated by Father Phillip J. Sladicka, Pastor. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., at the funeral home.

For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.balogafuneralhome.com

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From: Theresa George

Location: Throop, PA    Date: 2024-07-01

So sorry to hear about your loss. She truly was a great Mother and human Being. Prayers for your loss.

From: Tara Mervine

Location: Sarasots, FL    Date: 2024-07-01

Rest with the angels, sweet Ann Marie. Sending love to the family for your incredible loss, Ann Marie was everyoneĆ¢??s bestie and confidant, she represented strength through unimaginable hard times and faith when it was needed most. God bless her children, her grandchildren, her mother Louise, her siblings and friends who will keep her memory alive.

From: Catherine F Price

Location: Moosic, PA    Date: 2024-06-30

Praying for Ann Marie and family ! May Jesus Light of the world give them peace! Well done Ann Marie we will miss you !

From: Joanne Velikis Kilbride

Location: Clemmons , NC    Date: 2024-06-29

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I've known all of the Durkin's since I was 4. So my whole life. Sitting on the hill talking with everyone are my best memories. Ann Marie was a sweet and caring person and it shows through all of you.

From: Joanne (Dabbieri) Bankert

Location: Sinking Spring, PA    Date: 2024-06-28

My condolences to Ann Marie's entire family. So sorry for your loss.

From: Angela Schoffstall

Location: Bethlehem, PA    Date: 2024-06-28

Although we weren't close in location you will always be close in my heart

From: Deb

Location: Puscavage, PA    Date: 2024-06-28

Geniele and family, We are so deeply sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May you take comfort in knowing she is with Charlie now. We will be praying for your entire family.

From: Yanna D'Aiello

Location: Pittston , PA    Date: 2024-06-28

I'm so sorry John for the loss of your Mom. So unexpected. I miss her so much already. You, Kim and the girls are In my prayers.

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