Obituary of Geraldine Kania
Geraldine S. Kania, 85, of Nanticoke passed away peacefully Friday, September 6, 2019 at the in-patient unit of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore following a lengthy illness.
Born May 7, 1934 in Nanticoke she was a daughter of the late Jack and Helen Kulikowski.
Geraldine attended the Nanticoke public schools and resided in Nanticoke all of her life.
She married Eugene Kania on February 9, 1955 and shared 58 years of marriage when he passed on July 20, 2013.
Early in life Geraldine worked at the former Duplan Mill and later she and Eugene owned and operated Kania’s Grocery Store on the corner of Hanover and Green Streets for many years until the early 1990s. She was a stay at home mother and housewife, raising their son Eugene Jr. and worked in the jewelry department for the former Hills, then Ames Department store in Edwardsville.
She was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke and had been a life-long member of Holy Trinity Church prior to the consolidation of parishes.
In addition to her husband, Eugene, she was the last member of her immediate family being preceded in death by brothers, Louis and Leonard Kulikowski and sisters, Sophie, Joan and Eleanor.
She will be missed by her son, Eugene Kania Jr. and wife, Erin of Scranton; a granddaughter, Eden Kania; nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Charlotte Chickson and brother-in-law, Narcy Kania.
Funeral services will begin Monday at 11 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, main site, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash, as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.
Viewing and a period of visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until transferal to the church.