Martha M. Fidrych


First Posted: 2/3/2013

Martha M. Fidrych, 91, Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Hospice of the V.N.A. Inpatient Unit at St. Luke’s Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.

Born Oct. 31, 1921 in Wilkes-Barre, Martha was a daughter of the late Frank and Brontislawa (Beatrice) Chulvick.

She was a graduate of G.A.R. High School, Class of 1939 and attended Wilkes-Barre Business School, graduating in 1941 with an Associates Degree. Martha remained a well-known, successful businesswoman in the area. Throughout her life she owned and operated Plains Meat Market, Parsons Theater Hall Catering, The Castle Inn, Dallas, and Martha’s Bridal in her home at Harveys Lake. She had many talents and enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, traveling and playing bingo. Martha was a member of Saint Barbara’s Parish, Exeter. She was well loved by everyone who knew her.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Galasso for his support of Martha and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on April 19, 2003; brothers, John, Frank, Joseph, Edward; and sister, Sophie Poplasky.

She is survived by her daughters, Jane Barbacci and her husband, Basil, Harveys Lake, Camille Fidrych, Tampa, Fla. and Toni Henry, Tampa; granddaughter and caretakers Daria Kleback and her husband, Joseph, Wyoming; grandsons, Dr. Darren Barbacci and his wife, Kristen, Harrisburg, Douglas Barbacci and his wife, Kim, Harveys Lake and Dr. Damon Barbacci and his wife, Layle, York, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Angela and Joseph Kleback, Olivia and Erik Barbacci, Ella Barbacci, Isabella Sabin and Quentin Barbacci.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Cecilia’s Church, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. The Rev. Vincent J. Dang was Celebrant. Interment was in St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011; Celtic Healthcare, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704; or Hospice Care of the V.N.A., 80 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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