Valya E. (Pace) Vacula

Born: Thu., Jan. 6, 1927
Died: Wed., Sep. 5, 2018

Private Interment


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 09, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: St. Cecilia's Church ( St. Barbara Parish)

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Mrs. Valya ( Pace) Vacula, 91, of Exeter, passed away on Wednesday evening Sept. 5, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore surrounded by her family.

To all the "Angels" of the Sacred Heart, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the love, care and compassion you gave to our Mom. God Bless you all!

Val was the daughter of the late Tony and Rose Saccio Pace.

She was a presser for 42 years in the local dress factories, and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

After retiring, she was employed at the McDonald's in Wyoming where she loved buying extra toys for the kids for their kids' meals.

She was preceded in death in addition to her parents were her husband Andrew ( Sooner) in 2001 and a brother James Pace, and a sister Olga Jurosky.

Surviving are her daughter Rosemary Gitkos and her husband Ron, Exeter and a son Thomas and his wife Mary, Chapin, S.C., granddaughters Keri Gitkos Vermac and her husband Caz, Exeter, Joyell Gitkos Campbell, Exeter and Tracie Vacula and wife Michelle Toman, Plains, along with many nieces and nephews and of course her puppy Bella.

We would like to thank Dr. Mauer Biscotti, whom mom loved to make raviolis and gnocchies for and nurse Joanne and his staff for always being so kind to Mom.

We would also like to send a special "Thank You" to all Mom's family and friends who came to visit her. It meant a lot to all of us.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday Sept. 9, 2018 from 5pm until 8pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday  at 11am at St. Barbara Parish in St. Cecilia's Church, Wyoming Ave., Exeter with the Rev. Daniel Schwebbs, O.S.J. and Rev. James Alco, as celebrants.

Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church Monday morning as there will be no procession from the funeral home.

Interment  will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley St., Exeter for immediate family only.

Mom requested no flowere so please make donations in Val;s name to the Social Concerns Committee of Immaculate Conception Church ( Corpus Christi Parish), 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston or to the Social Concerns of St. Barbara Parish, Memorial St., Exeter.

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Will, Tammy & Ron Cook
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Our Deepest Condolences To The Vacula Family. May Mrs. Val's passing bring you peace and comfort with the knowledge she is now eternally resting and will be again with us beyond the rainbow, Our prayers for the family for the coming days of loss and grieving.

Will, Tammy & Ron Cook, Lexington, South Carolina

Ettore Anselmi
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Dear Rosemary and family,
I enjoyed seeing Val and always stopped to say hello to her at St Anthony's or Pizza L'Oven or anywhere our paths would cross. She was happy to see me and memories of Rosemary and me as children in Exeter would fill my mind. I remember when I told her that my father said one time that "if you take a tomato can away from Tony Pace, he could not cook!" as both were in the restaurant business in Exeter. She did get a laugh at that knowing her dad and my father. She is now with the Lord and released from all of the pains and struggles of this life, but with a memory of all the wonderful people in her life. Rest in Peace Val, may God Bless you and your grieving family on earth. Tory

Joe Gentile
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
To Rosemary and family—- our deepest condolences

B.J. Williams
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
To Mrs. Val's family and friends, my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear loved ones. May God be with you and strengthen you during this most difficult time. Find comfort in God's promise to see our dear loved ones again at John 6:40,44. Please cherish your many fond memories as I will.

Jimmy Dennis
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Tom and RoseMary,
Val was "simply the best". I enjoyed her company many times.

Hope all is well in sunny South Carolina. Miss you neighbor.

Jimmy and Diane Dennis

David Zingaretti
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Rosemary and Tom,

Very sorry to hear that your mom passed away. "Aunt Val" was always very good
to me and I have fond memories of her. My sympathies to you and your families.

Dave Zingaretti

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