Mary Theresa Cieniawa

February 5, 2019

Mary Theresa Cieniawa, 68, of Kelayres, passed away Tuesday evening surrounded by her family.  Born in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Amelia (Aurini) Payne and was a member of All Saints Church, McAdoo. 

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Her family was her greatest joy.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Richard P. Cieniawa Sr., in 1987; son Richard P. Cieniawa Jr., in 2009; and her sister Lisa Payne in 2013.

Surviving are her granddaughters Amanda (Cieniawa) Gavinski and her husband Jason; Haylee Cieniawa; and great grandson Cash Gavinski, all of Kelayres; brother Larry Payne and his wife Mary Ann, Haddock; sister Angela Payne, Hazleton; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 11th, at 11 A.M. in All Saints Church, McAdoo.  Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Monday morning in the church from 10 A.M. until the time of mass.

Her granddaughter would like to thank all the family and friends that assisted during her care and for the wonderful staff at Maylath Hospice.


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