First Posted: 2/10/2013

Mary T. Molly Akulonis passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday February 2, 2013.

Born on September 24, 1929 in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Earl Engleman and Mary Hogan Engleman.

Molly was a graduate of Pittston High School and was employed at Topps Chewing Gum, where she was a long-time devoted member of the Teamsters Union; she was the first female vice president of Teamsters Local 229.

She was devoted to the St. Ann’s Novena in Scranton for 60 years. Molly participated in mass and services at St. Mary, Help of Christians Church in Pittston Junction were she was a long time member of the church choir.

Molly was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who always put family first.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Akulonis; a daughter, Mary Claire; a brother, Earl Engleman Jr.; and two sisters, Peggy Adrian and Eileen Milazzo.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Spencer, Cathy Yablonski and husband Ed, Suzie Grey and husband Paul; a son, John Akulonis; a brother, John Engleman and wife Dorothy; nine grandchildren, Joseph, James, and Judson Spencer, Amy Manley, Jenny Davitt, Betsy Yablonski, John Paul Grey, Jeffrey Zapko, and Mikayla Akulonis; six great grandchildren, James Jr., Nathan, Matthew, and Trisjin Spencer, Kyle Manley, and Sam Davitt; several nieces and nephews; and cousins.

The funeral was Wednesday February 6, 2013, from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 North Main Street, Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston.

Interment will be in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Duryea.

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