Theresa Skowronski Gudz, 87, entered eternal life suddenly on January 21st, 2020 at Geisinger CMC Hospital, Scranton surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Avoca, October 3,1932 to the late Edward and Bridget (Slusarczyk) Skowronski.
Theresa graduated from Duryea High School, class of 1950, where she met many
of her close friends whom she kept in contact with throughout her life. After high school, she worked briefly for Woolworth’s Department Store, Pittston, then many years for Dean Phipps, Inc. Later in her life, Theresa would go on to work for the Rite Aid Corporation until her retirement.
Theresa was a member of Queen of the Apostles Church and was very devoted to her faith. Prior to its closing, she was an active member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and a teacher in the RCIA program at both Churches. She was a member of the Miraculous Medal Association, and both the Duryea and the Seton Catholic Woman’s Clubs.
Theresa’s family meant the world to her and she loved celebrating her family traditions, birthdays, beach vacations and spending quality time with family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Stanley Gudz, who passed away August 18, 2013 and siblings Mary Starinsky, and Bernice, Ann, and Edward Skowronski.
Theresa is survived by her children Maryanne and husband Jim Bennie, Pittston Twp., Linda Osifat of Weatherly, Bryan Osifat of Treskow, Jeanne Spagnola and fiancé Mike Szewczyk of Drums, and Anthony Gudz of Pittston. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Nicholas, Jacqueline, Rosalie and Patrick Bennie and Kyle, Kevin and Nicole Osifat, her brother Joseph Skowronski, Dupont, sister Ceil Groblewski and her husband Frank, Duryea, her uncle Bill Grozio, NJ, and her aunt Jean McCloskey, FL, sisters-in-law Nora O’Piela, Helen Aston, and brother-in-law Albert Aston, all of Springbrook Twp., along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 27 at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, January 26, from 4-7pm. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Queen of the Apostles Social Concerns/Respect Life Ministry, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, PA 18641