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Cecelia Vaccaro

Cecelia Kathleen Donnelly Vaccaro, 80, formerly of Susquehanna, PA passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022, peacefully in her sleep.

She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Vaccaro; parents, James and Elizabeth Donnelly; brother, William Donnelly; and sister, Bunny Welch.

Cecelia is survived by her sisters, Josephine Madison, Margaret Sparr; beloved daughter, Mary K. (Leo); son, Anthony (Angel) Vaccaro; daughter, Theresa (Richard) Spehar; 7 grandchildren, Courtney (Michael) Mackey, Michael Vaccaro, Ashley Vaccaro, Paiton Vaccaro, Katey Spehar, Jonathon Spehar, Nicholas Spehar; several beloved great-grandchildren, Owen Mackey, Wyatt Mackey, Knox Mackey, Alaiyah Calla; cherished Michelle Beland, Emma Studer and Garrett Studer; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Ceil's favorite pastimes were gardening and baking. She was happiest in the kitchen with her apron on. Ceil loved being involved in activities within her community with many friends. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

At this time there will be no Funeral Services.

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Maryjane Squier

Maryjane (Moore) Squier, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2022.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Robert M. Squier in April of 2018.

She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer and John Brant, Amy Squier and Justin Holmes, and Beth and Franklin McCormick; grandchildren, Jordan, Morgan, Nathan, Hailee, Tyler and Gideon; 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Sandra Harrison; many cousins and friends; several nieces and nephews; and her special cat, Lily.

Maryjane was employed as an advertising artist for several department stores including The Globe Store and Fowler's, prior to having her children. She assisted her husband, Bob in running their contracting business, Squier Painting, Inc. prior to their retirement. She enjoyed decorating her home, craft projects, her garden and a friendly cup of tea.

A funeral service was held Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: United Methodist Community Church Building Fund, PO Box 874, Hallstead, PA 18822; or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.

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Virgil A. Testa

Virgil Anthony Testa, age 77, went to be with his Lord on May 21, 2022, at Regional Hospital in Scranton, PA.

Virgil is survived by his children, James Testa, of San Francisco, CA and Elizabeth McGinness, of Montrose, PA; brother, Raymond and Patricia Testa, of Susquehanna, PA; many nieces and nephews.

Virgil was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Margaret Testa, of Susquehanna, PA; sister, Susan and Robert Terboss, of Susquehanna, PA; and his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Lousie Testa.

Virgil was born on September 2, 1944, in Susquehanna, PA. He was a graduate of Susquehanna High School, class of 1962. He received an Associate Degree from both Broome Community College and Luzerne County Community College. He went to Cosmetology school and started his career as a hairdresser for more than 30 years. Virgil also worked several years at Barnes-Kasson Hospital in the dietary and medical records departments.

Virgil was a member of St. John the Evangelist church where he taught Sunday school and was a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He was a loving father and husband. In his younger years, Virgil enjoyed hunting with his father and brother. His hobbies included painting, drawing and watching classic movies.

Virgil had a strong devotion to his faith and spent most of his days in prayer for others. He will be remembered the most for his clever and witty sense of humor. Virgil was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at St. John's Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Hennessey's Funeral Home, Inc., 747 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna.

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