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Mary Lou (Runsky) Cavanaugh

Mary Lou (Runsky) Cavanaugh, 87, of Duryea, passed away on November 20, 2022, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was born in Avoca on May 12, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Grella Runsky.

Mary Lou was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, Duryea. She was a 1953 graduate of Avoca High School. Mary Lou worked as a secretary for the VA Hospital, then briefly worked in the local garment industry. She retired from the Dutchess Clothing Store, Pittston after many years of employment.


Mary Lou was an avid reader, she excelled in the art of crocheting, and enjoyed traveling with her late husband George and her family. She was a very active member of Sacred Heart Church, Duryea, where she was a CCD teacher for several years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, 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 George Cavanaugh, who died November 24, 2015, and her sister Cecilia Rzoncki.


She is survived by her children; Kathy Cavanaugh, of Duryea, Patricia Dale of Avoca and George Cavanaugh and his companion Theresa Desantis, of Taylor. Also surviving are her 6 grandchildren 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 11:00am at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea with Fr. Michael Bryant officiating. Interment will be held at Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.


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