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Mary Ann Pantelakos

August 28, 2018


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Mary Ann Pantelakos

August 28, 2018


Mary Ann Pantelakos, 68, of Dallas, was welcomed home by the Lord on August 28th, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Hazleton, Pa on September 4, 1949, daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Arruzzo. She was a graduate of Hanover High School. Mary Ann married the love of her life, Deno Pantelakos on July 11, 1970. They celebrated 48 years of marriage this past July.

Mary Ann worked for 39 years as administrative assistant for the Social Security Administration Wilkes-Barre Data Operations Center, retiring January 2018.

Mary Ann was a member of Gate of Heaven Parish in Dallas. She was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Notre Dame “Fightin’ Irish” fan enjoying every moment. She was noted for her Italian cooking and baking. She enjoyed going on cruises, watching sports and spending time with family and friends.

She will be greatly missed by family, children, grandson and many friends.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her dad, Frederick Arruzzo and her mom, Mary Arruzzo.

She is survived by her husband, Deno Pantelakos. Her daughters, Dena Stires and her husband, Tom, Dallas and Lisa Walsh and her husband, Monte, Jenkins Twp and her grandson, Braden Walsh. Her sister, Dolores Emmett, Hanover Township. Brother in laws Peter and Christopher Pantelakos, both of Wilkes-Barre. Niece Nichole Furson and her husband Brian, Hanover Twp and nephew Frederick Emmett and his fiancée Tori Haines, Plymouth and great nephews, Matthew and Kevin Emmett.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ali and the staff of the Henry Cancer Center and the staff members of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore for their exceptional care, compassion and kindness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am in Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Avenue, Dallas.  Family and friends attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the Church.

Family and friends may call from 6-8 pm on Friday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary Ann’s name to the Henry Cancer Center, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Candy’s Place.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Mary Ann’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.