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Arthur Monacelli

December 23, 2007

Arthur P. Monacelli, of Old Forge, died Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Community Medical Center, Scranton, after an illness.

He and his wife, the former Carmel Killino, were married 51 years in June.

Born in Old Forge, son of the late Primo and Louise Mascolini Monacelli, he was a graduate of Old Forge High School. He served in the U.S. Army.

Before retiring, he was employed by Sperling Tobacco, Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church, Old Forge.

He was also a member of the Sons of Italy, Old Forge, VFW, Dupont, and was treasurer of the Old Forge Borough Senior Citizens.

His family was his life. He was devoted to his wife and they did everything together.

His daughter and granddaughter were the apple of his eye. He was proud of his grandsons and supported them in all their sporting activities.

He enjoyed making homemade wine, and playing golf. He was a sincere, compassionate man who put everyone’s needs before his own.

Surviving are a son Arthur Jr. and his wife, Sally, Old Forge; daughter Lori Duboski and husband, Tony, of Clarks Summit; four grandchildren, Matthew and Mario Monacelli, Vanessa and Anthony Duboski; sister Albina Ciliberto and husband Albert; mother-in-law Vera Killino; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Marc Monacelli.

Funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Lawrence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church, 620 S. Main Street, Old Forge, to be celebrated by Louis T. Kaminski, pastor. Interment will follow at Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross, Scranton Chapter, 545 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510, or via computer at www.neparc.com. Please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com, for directions or to send an online condolence.

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