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Louise Vanderburg DeLucy

Louise Vanderburg DeLucy, 94, of Scranton, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home, Elmhurst. She was born in Newton Ransom, April 6, 1926 and was the daughter of the late William and Helen LaCoe Vanderburg.

She was a member of the Myrtle St. United Methodist Church, Scranton. She was a graduate of Newton High School. Louise retired from the Eureka Security Printing Company, Jessup where she was employed for many years.

Louise was the love of her husband Vincent’s life for 66 years. She was the country girl who married the city slicker. They were inseparable. Their sons Alan and Wayne were blessed to call her “Mom” because she devoted her life to them and in return, she was also abundantly blessed by sharing in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She delighted in each one’s achievements.

Her sisters and brother were her best friends. Their families gathered for many memorable camping trips and get togethers. Louise loved to cook for her family. She made everything from scratch. Her cookies were outstanding, and her canning was an art. She also loved quilting and volunteering at church. If she were able to share one thought today, it would be to cherish your loved ones and make the most of your memories together.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Vincent DeLucy, who died November 27, 2013; her son Alan DeLucy, Sr., who died June 26, 2016; her sisters Helen Spencer, Huldah Stevens, Charolette Pallman, and Hazel Vanderburg; and her brothers James and William Vanderburg.

She is survived by her son Wayne and his wife Ruth Jones DeLucy, of Moscow; grandchildren Alan DeLucy, Jr. and his wife Danielle, Jason DeLucy and his wife Itxel, Nadine and her husband Luis Quiridongo, Michael DeLucy and his wife Heather and Kelly DeLucy; and seven great-grandchildren Aidan, Soyer and Ashtynne DeLucy, Brisies and Maya DeLucy, Madeline Walsh and Sebastian Quiridongo. Also surviving are her daughter-in law Carol Malenda, her sister Alberta Ciero, her brother Kenneth Vanderburg and several nieces and nephews.

Louise’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Wesley Village, where she was a resident. She really enjoyed residing there and became friends and had fond memories with many of the residents. Her family would also like to thank St. Mary’s Villa for their excellent care and compassion they gave to Louise and her family.

Private interment service will be held at Abington Hills Cemetery. The family will have a memorial service at a later date when family and friends can come together to celebrate Louise’s life.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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