Mary Ester (McDonald) Oliveri

Born: Sat., Jul. 17, 1937
Died: Wed., Jul. 10, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 14, 2019
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC


Mon., Jul. 15, 2019
Location: West Pittston Cemetery

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Jul. 15, 2019
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 PM Mon., Jul. 15, 2019
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Mary E. Oliveri, a loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched on July 10, 2019 at the Riverstreet Manor Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre.

She left us while surrounded by her family, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She was 81.

Mary Ester Oliveri was born In Buffalo, New York; she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Malecki McDonald.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 56 years Armando J. Oliveri in 2011, a granddaughter Sarah E. Gardner in 2017 and a great grandson, Grayson Moon, sisters Betty Hugg, Francis Buska, and a brother Edward McDonald.

Surviving are her loving daughter Mary Ann Oliveri and her husband David Kapitula, Harding, a step-son, Jeffrey Ash (Mary), grandsons Alan, Scott, Daniel, and David, granddaughter Amy, sisters Florence (Jeff) Barrett, Angelica, NY, Gert Barringer, West Field, NY, Patricia Milewski, Cattaragus, NY, Louise Montgomery, Cheektowaga, NY, and Cecelia Doknovitch, Belfast, NY, and a brother John (Jackie), Ellington, NY. Also sisters in laws Nancy Doblovasky and Katie Olivieri, both of Pittston.

Mary lived a full life as a wonderful mother, wife, homemaker and worker as a waitress. She loved to cook, being active in the church, singing and dancing, and kept an immaculate house. A farm girl at heart, gardening was also a passion. Most of all she loved her family and instilled strong values in her daughter. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

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

Funeral will be held on Monday at 12:00pm from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30pm at Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston with Msgr. John Sepma, as pastor, as celebrant.

Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to Social Concerns Committee, Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston PA 18643

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Mary L Ash
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019

CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent by Jeff, Mary, Amy, Alan, Daniel, Scott, and David.

With love: Jeff and Mary, Amy and children, Alan and family, Daniel and family, Scott and family, and David and family

Marie and Ken Finley
   Posted Sat July 13, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Hugs and love

Ken and Marie Finley

Joell Leighbody
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
So very sorry to hear about aunt Mary! She was always so much fun to be around!!

Love Joell (wagner) Leighbody

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