Cecilia (Runsky) Rzoncki, 80, formerly of Avoca, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center, Taylor where she was a resident. She was born in Avoca on November 25, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Grella) Rzoncki.
Cecilia was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca (SS Peter and Paul Church). She was a graduate of Avoca High School and valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she attended St. Joseph School of Nursing, Carbondale and received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Marywood College, Scranton. Cecilia did her postgraduate work in Labor and Delivery with a degree in Obstetrical Nursing at the Jersey City Medical Center, NJ. She then attended a year of schooling at Wilkes College specializing in social work.
Cecilia was employed as an instructor at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. She then worked as head nurse for the New York University Medical Center for four years. She was an active member of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, and active with the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima and many other organizations.
She is survived by her sister Mary Lou Cavanaugh, of Duryea, her nephew George Cavanaugh, nieces Kathy Cavanaugh, and Patti Dale and several great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Southern Missions, 6050 Hwy 161, N. Walls, MS 38686
Funeral services will be privately held with a mass of Christian Burial at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca. Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, PA.