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Mary Ann (Rava) Tigue

Mary Ann (Rava) Tigue, 80 of Avoca passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. She was born in Duryea on August 17, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Stella (Lewandowski) Rava.

Mary Ann was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. She attended Holy Rosary Parochial School and was a graduate of Duryea High School. Mary Ann graduated from Wilkes University with a degree in accounting and she prepared income taxes for over 22 years. She worked for many years as a secretary for the late State Representative, Raymond Musto.


Mary Ann was an Avoca Borough Councilwoman for over 30 years where she was active with council and the community and was never one to sit back and wait for things to unfold but was rather one to make things happen. She was always proactive in working to receive grants for the Borough of Avoca and helping the children of the borough. She was instrumental in refurbishing the Avoca Community Center with the help of grants that she spearheaded that helped start the Avoca Basketball League and the Avoca Little League. Mary Ann started the Avoca Borough Food Drive that fed over 500 people for over 22 years.


She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and served as vice-president. She loved helping

the children of her town and was always there to help and benefit the lives of the residents our area. Mary Ann will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Tigue, who died in 2007; her brothers, Joseph, Frank, Edward, Stanley, Jr., John, Charles, Paul, Alfred, and Peter Rava; and sisters Josephine, Anna, Stella, Helen, and Dorothy.


She is survived by her children Joseph, Jr. of Avoca, Michael of Avoca and twins John and Kevin Tigue of Avoca. Also surviving are her brother Leon of Rome NY; her sister Theresa Salidas of Plains and numerous nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Avoca Ambulance Association, 740 Main St., Avoca, PA 18641


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 St. Mary’s Cemetery Avoca. Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, PA.


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