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Patricia Lane Martin
July 5, 2023
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Patricia Lane Martin, 78, of Dunmore, passed away on Wednesday July 5th at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bruce Martin, who died July 4, 1990.
Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late George and Margaret Snee Lane, she was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale, and later Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore. Her journey of compassion and calling for service to others began early in life, culminating with a career in nursing that lasted over 50 years. She cared for sick grandparents and chose to attend St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Carbondale, earning her RN degree, after graduating from St. Rose High School. Pat then attended Marywood College, receiving her degree in psychology. She continued her education at Seton Hall University, where she earned her certification in Psychiatric Nursing. Early in her career, she worked in the Emergency Room at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ meeting her husband of 25 years while living in town. After moving back to the area to care for her beloved grandmother, she was employed for over 20 years as the Assistant Vice President of Mental Health Services at Allied Services, Scranton. Always eager to be with her patients, she was most recently employed at Moses Taylor Hospital on the Senior Medical Mental Health Unit until her retirement.
Dedicated to saying the rosary each evening before bed, Pat found strength and inspiration to serve others through her deep rooted Roman Catholic faith. She shared her love of music with her family and fondly talked about playing the pipe organ at St. Rose Church through her high school years and beyond. She adored her grandchildren, who were her “favorite people in the world”, and she enjoyed taking them on vacation to Long Beach Island, NJ each summer. Pat loved attending all of their baseball, karate, swimming, track, and football games and always cheering them on. She also enjoyed traveling to Carlsbad, CA and Bar Harbor, Maine to visit extended family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gerard Nealon, who was always more than her physician, but rather a true friend to Pat. We would also like to thank Regional Hospital ICU nurses who offered outstanding care, including Lisa, Laura, Casey, Emily, and Bobbie Joe, as well as Lisa from Allied Hospice.
Our mother was a very dedicated mom and grandma, who was supportive in every way possible: always kind, compassionate, generous, loving, and always there to listen and guide us. We will miss her every day.
Surviving are two daughters: Pamela Turbessi and husband David, Dickson City; Jennifer Thomas, Dunmore; two grandsons: David Turbessi; Jeffrey Thomas and companion Felicia Petrillo; and a great granddaughter: Chloe.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday July 12th at 12:30 pm in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale.