Mrs. Josephine Rose (Peggy) Abent

First Posted: 7/22/2013

Mrs. Josephine Rose (Peggy) Abent, 86, of Avoca, a guest at Highland Manor, Exeter passed away June 22, 2013.

Born in Avoca, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Victoria Janoski Soy. She attended Avoca schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Pittston Apparel, Pittston.

She was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca.She took great pride in her crafts, baking, playing bingo, and always helping other people She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Charles, who passed away on April 2, 2009, infant son, Charles, son in law, James Loftus, brothers, John, Michael, and Joseph and sisters, Stella Healey, Frances Cavalari, Agnes Opett, Mary Nasatka, Sophie Evanich, Anna Panattieri, and Theresa Blake.

Surviving are daughter, Margie Tucker and her husband, Thomas, of Pittston; daughter, Irene Loftus of Scranton; son, Pastor John Abent, pastor of Saints Baptish Church, Berlin, Md. and his wife, Laurene; daughter, Christine Loftus and her husband, Robert, Dunmore; son, Mark Abent and his wife, Donna, of Cerritos, Calif.; grandchildren, Michele Hochstein, Ronald Pantucci and his wife, Elizabeth; Tommy Tucker, Robert Loftus, Kyle Abent and Mark Abent; great-great Grandchildren, Cody, Jack, Sophie, Violet, Matthew and Brandon.

Funeral services were held at 1:45 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 in the Independent Bible Church, Duryea with her son, Pastor John Abent and Pastor Albert Cremard officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Independent Bible Church, PO Box 2093, Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit our website: Funeral arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.

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