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Cecelia Tolerico

October 14, 2019


Cecelia Tolerico, 89, of Carbondale, died Monday, October 14th at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Vincent Tolerico.

Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Charles and Rose Adams Cerra, she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale.  She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, Class of 1948.  Cecelia was a homemaker, and she was employed as a seamstress in the local garment industry.  She greatly loved her family; her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the joy of her life.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Henry Yeager, Dr. Rajan Mulloth, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the exceptional care given to Cecelia.

Surviving are two daughters: Judy Gretzula, Carbondale; Marianne Heisler and husband Luke,  Scott Twp.; four grandchildren: Kristy Gretzula and husband Bill Clauss; Kari Sears and husband Jeffrey; Janelle Fulton and husband Peter; Valerie Madensky and husband Kevin; five great grandchildren: Ella Sears; Ryan and Ava Clauss; Rowan Fulton; Amelia Madensky; two brothers: Joseph Cerra, Dunmore; and Deanie Cerra, Greenfield Twp.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including two special nieces: Bonnie Taylor and Judie Brennan.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Thomas and Mickey Cerra; and a sister: Marie Lapera.

The funeral will be Thursday, October 17th from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Fallbrook St., Carbondale.  Entombment, Our Mother of Sorrows Mausoleum, Finch Hill.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18512 or Companions of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

To send flowers to Cecelia's family, please visit our floral section.


October 16, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue
Carbondale, PA 18407

Mass of Christian Burial
October 17, 2019

9:30 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
15 Fallbrook Street
Carbondale, PA 18407

October 17, 2019

Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
404 State Route 106
Greenfield Twp., PA 18407


Hospice of the Sacred Heart
100 William Street, Dunmore PA 18510

Companions of St. Anthony
12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City MD 21042

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