Eleanor D. Grabin, 90, of Eynon, died Wednesday morning at Aventura at Terrace, Sturges, under the care of Allied Hospice, Scranton. She was the widow of John P. Grabin, who died June 7, 2022. They were married 71 years.
Born in Eynon on March 18, 1932, was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Yatsonsky Konasavage. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church, Eynon, Christ the King Parish. Eleanor was a former member and held office of the Sacred Heart and Altar and Rosary Society, Member of Scranton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women and also a Girl Scout Troop Leader in Eynon.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Coccetti and husband Peter; Nancy Addley and husband James, Eynon; Mayor Shirley Barrett and husband Gene, Archbald; son-in law, Michael Pellis, Eynon; grandson Jamie Addley and wife Susan, great granddaughters, Elizabeth and Andrea Addley, Eynon; a sister, Alice Susco, Eynon, and brother, Anthony Konasavage and wife Pauline, Moscow; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was proceeded in death by a daughter Joanne Pellis and sisters, Rose Kobylash and Anastasia Rapacki.
Eleanor battled Congestive Heart failure for many years. Special thanks to the Cardiology Department of Geisinger Hospital and Geisinger At Home, for their many years of care. Thank you to Aventura at Terrace and providing extra attention in working with Allied Hospice, who has been kind and thoughtful to Eleanor and her family during her final week. Sincere appreciation to Reverend Brian Clarke and Monsignor Patrick Pratico for spiritual guidance.
The family was very proud of Eleanor’s varied accomplishments, especially as a donor of 18 gallons of blood through the American Red Cross. She also was very supportive of her daughters several activities, having served as their taxi to meet their commitments. She was famous for the beautiful calligraphy and her sewing. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and bowling with the girls. In her earlier years she enjoyed traveling with family and friends but in her later years, trips to the casino became her guilty pleasure. Eleanor was not only an extraordinary mother but a mentor. Her daughters followed in her example on providing unselfish service to their community, baking, and being faithful to their faith and church.
There will be no viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 19 at 10 am at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church celebrated by Monsignor Patrick Pratico and con-celebrated by Reverend Brian Clarke. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Valley Community Library, 739 River St., Peckville, Pa 18452 or to Allied Hospice, Morgan Highway, Scranton, Pa 18508. Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St. Archbald. Visit the funeral home website to leave a condolence for the family.
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