Rose Marie Skowronski, of Dupont, passed away Tuesday evening, December 6, 2011, at her home, after an illness. She and her husband, Joseph Skowronski, celebrated their 51st Wedding Anniversary on May 7, 2011.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose Lukashefski Bella. She was a graduate of Dupont High School, Class of 1955 and Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business, Class of 1956. She was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. Prior to her retirement, in her earlier years she was employed as an Executive Secretary at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Rose Marie was very talented and known throughout the entire East Coast for her Victorian crafts and was known as "Victorian Rose". Through the years, she was in competitions with the Philadelphia Historical Society and was selected several times as the winner of the Best Re-Production of Victorian Gowns. She was also a member of the Victorian Friendship Society, West Pittston.
Rose Marie was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, who will forever remain in the hearts of those whose lives she touched.
Also surviving are her two sons, Joseph E. Skowronski, San Diego, CA and Michael A. Skowronski, Dupont; her daughter, Lisa M. Skowronski, Dupont; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Bella.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. in St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, William St., Pittston. The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Medical Oncology Prescription Fund, 382 Pierce St. Kingston, PA 18704 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith).