Anna Marie R. Shedlock, 94, of West Pittston, passed away on Saturday, April 22,2023, at the Highland Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Exeter, surrounded by her family.
Born in Exeter on June 18, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Felice and Anna Mazzarella Barletta.
Anna Marie was a graduate of Exeter High School. She was employed by Consolidated Cigar and later graduated from Jerrytone Beauty School. For a while she operated a beauty shop in her home and later worked for twelve and a half years in the dietary department at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, a time that she spoke of often and was most proud of. On September 2, 1950, she married the love of her life, Andrew Shedlock.
She was a lifetime member of St. Anthony of Padua Church ( St. Barbara Parish) and its Christian Mothers Society, the Golden Age Group, and the Travel Club. She loved to bake and give back to her church. Anna Marie was the first baby baptized in the original St. Anthony of Padua Church, Memorial St., Exeter.
She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew in 2009 and siblings Mary Grace Barletta, Margaret Barletta Uporsky, Grace Lizza and Carmen Barletta.
Surviving are her nephews, Ralph Lizza(Lauri) and Dennis Lizza(Donna), Utah, Philip Barletta(Sue) Harrisburg, and Ben Barletta (Lisa) of Hershey, many loving cousins and good friends and neighbors Angelo and Anita Montante, West Pittston.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday from 10am until 11:00am at St. Anthony of Padua Church ( St. Barbara Parish), 224 Memorial St., Exeter.
A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11am at the church with the Rev. Paul J. McDonnell, O.S.J. as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Schooley St., Exeter.
Donations, if desired, may be made to the Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 PA-315 Jenkins Township, PA 18640 or to St. Barbara's Social Concerns Ministry.
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Arrangements are in the care of the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.
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