Mary E. (Mae) Gaffney Santorsa of North Scranton passed away Thursday at home with her family by her side. She was the widow of Gerard Vito Santorsa who died October 1990.
Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary Elizabeth Gibbons Gaffney. She proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, she attended Marywood College, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her retirement she was employed by ICS Correspondence School.
A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, she was loved and will be missed by all.
She was a longtime member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, and the Altar and Rosary Society, now Mary, Mother of God Parish.
Surviving are her children, JoAnne Santorsa, her caregiver, with whom she resided, Robert Santorsa and wife Mary Alice, Dickson City, Marilyn Graziano and husband Peter, Moscow, Patricia Carter and her husband Doug, Willow Street, Pa.; a daughter in law, Diane Santorsa, Scranton; grandchildren, Debbie Hopkins and husband Jim, Jerry and Michael Santorsa, Nicole Santorsa Colman and husband Michael, Robbie Santorsa, Susan Graziano Johnston and husband Kevin, Peter Graziano, Christopher E. Carter and wife Nai, Deena Manci and husband Mike; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry “Coach” Santorsa; a brother, Robert Gaffney; a sister, Regina Kearney.
The funeral will be conducted Tuesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave. with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St. Interment with military honors will follow at Cathedral Cemetery. Friends and family may pay their respects Monday at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.