Mary Jo Gerace

April 10, 2018

Mary Jo Gerace, 63, of Hazleton, passed away Tuesday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.  Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Susan (Cusatis) Porreca.

Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Anthony Gerace; daughters Lori Lesante and her husband Samuel Jr., Sugarloaf, and Tammy Gerace and her fiancé Joseph Polchin, San Diego, CA; granddaughter Bella Lesante; brothers Ernest N. Porreca, Hazleton, and Robert Porreca and his wife Melissa, Sugarloaf; sister Marlene Minnick and her husband Ronald, Drums; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 16th, at 11 A.M. in Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Monday morning in the church from 10-11 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA  18510.

The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements.  

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