Ann Joy Markowski, 87, of the Greenwood section of Moosic, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Regional Hospital, Scranton. She was born in Moosic, July 26, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Allen) Exter.
Ann Joy was a member of Divine Mercy Parish Church (St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church, Moosic). She was a 1951 graduate of St. John The Evangelist High School, Pittston, a graduate of the Pittston City School of Nursing, and a graduate of Keystone Child Care College. She worked as a director of religious education for 20 years with the Diocese of Scranton and retired as a manager of Triangle Shoe.
Prior to it’s closing, Ann Joy was a very active member of her home parish church, St. Mary’s Czestochowa, Greenwood. She was the co-founder of Adopt a Priest, she served as past president of the St. Mary’s of Czestochowa Mother’s Guild, was vice president of its alter and rosary society, served as a Eucharistic Minister at both St. Mary’s and Divine Mercy Parish, and also served on the woman’s guild of Divine Mercy. Ann Joy was a member of the Blue Army. She treasured her fond memories and friendships made in her ten years as a member of the South Side Senior Center and the Moosic Senior Center. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Francis Markowski, who died on March 16, 1984 and her siblings Celestine Popple, Allen “Echer” Exeter, Stanley Exeter, Ceil Exter and John T. “Chick” Boone.
She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Rothrock, of Thousand Oaks, CA, and her granddaughter Skyler Rothrock. Also surviving are her sisters Theresa Janes, of Taylor, Mary George, Avoca and Gloria Kostiak, and numerous, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be privately held at Divine Mercy Parish Church, Scranton with Fr. Francis Pauselli officiating. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s of Czestochowa Cemetery.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.