Ethel B. Granahan, of Forty Fort and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday evening, February 1, 2011, at Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy Claherty. She was educated in the Plains Township schools.
She was employed by Carter Rubber, Leslie Fay, Stelmar and Roxanne Manufacturing. She was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Puk; brothers, Edward Daring and Jack Daring; grandmother, Ethel Claherty, who helped raise her; and Uncle Jack Claherty.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; daughters, Barbara Quadrini and her husband, Ralph, of Wyoming; Dorothy Krakoski and her husband, Tom, of Dallas, and Sandra Viola and her husband, Ronald, of Hudson; sons, Lee Granahan and his wife, Judi, of Scranton, and John J. Granahan II, and his wife, Mitti, of Swoyersville; daughter Sharon Granahan Smith and her husband, Ronald, of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Millie Seeman, Wilkes-Barre, Eleanor Zukowski of Plains Township, and Alice Lewis, also of Plains Township; as well as a brother, Donald Weaver of Wilkes-Barre.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. today from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Plains Township.
The family would like to give special thanks to Compassionate Care Nurses and Aides, with special thanks to Heather as well as Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.