Mary Ann Palushock, 74, of Weston, died early Thursday morning at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre from a long illness.
Born in Hazleton on June 20, 1947, she was the daughter of the late John and Olive (Nicolodi) Fedrigon and has spent the last 53 years in Weston, having moved from Nuremberg.
Mary Ann had many artistic talents, including making and selling handmade crafts, watercolor painting, and playing the piano. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Weston, where in her early years she was a member of the Altar Society, played the church organ and devoted many hours of volunteer work with the ‘church. She volunteered with the Weston Athletic Association for several years, where she helped organize picnics and fundraising events. She also worked as a sales associate for Boscov’s, Hazleton, for many years.
Mary Ann was a loving wife and a caring mother. She was a talented chef and pastry chef. Some of his happiest times were spent gardening, traveling and studying genealogy. She loved to take cruises, visit national parks and go to the beach with her husband. Some of his fondest memories were created during visits with his family abroad, especially in northern Italy.
She was predeceased in death, besides her parents, by a brother, Richard Fedrigon; and one sister, Olive Jean (Fedrigon) Yannes.
Survivors are her loving 54-year-old husband Robert J. “Bob” Palushock, whom she married on May 6, 1967, in Nuremberg; three children, Robert J. Palushock, Jr., Freeland; Stefanie Palushock, Weston; and Michael Palushock, Weston; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West), 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen, followed by a Christian burial memorial mass at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Roman Catholic Church. Heart, Weston.
Interment will be held in private at the convenience of the family. Friends can call the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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