Ellen DelRosario Gavin

 Ellen DelRosario Gavin

December 10, 2012


            Ellen DelRosario Gavin, a resident of Holy Family Residence, died peacefully Monday morning in the residence.  Her loving husband of 49 years is Stephen Gavin.

            Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rosa Maria Colucci DelRosario.  She was educated in Dunmore schools and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton.   Prior to retirement she had been employed by the Immaculate Conception Church, as the church’s cook and housekeeper.    

            She was a cook and a baker.  She loved spending time with her family and playing bingo. Her faith was very important to her and attended Mass and prayed Rosaries and Novenas daily.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Holy Family Residence along with the Little Sisters of the Poor for their generous care, love and devotion to Ellie.

            Surviving are her devoted daughter Nancy Lansdowne and her husband R. Brad;  grandson and love and joy of her life Zachary; numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her three special angel grandchildren;  along with her twelve siblings Angelina Gentile, Tony DelRosario, Bertha Rinaldi, Regina Nicolais, Grace Perrett, Josephine Abbondante, Millie Paternoster, Anna Traino, William DelRosario, Paul DelRosario, Edith Klobusicky, and Rose Gymory.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30am in the Chapel at the Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton 18509.

Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8pm in the Maloney Lounge at the Holy Family Residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor c/o Holy Family Residence 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton 18509.

To send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com

Arrangements are entrusted to and under the direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.


  1. F. Kulig

    I would like to offer my condolences to Steve and Nancy over the loss of a wife and mother. Ellen was one of those rare people who only come along once in a lifetime. She was known for her culinary skills at ICC (she taught me how to make meatballs and crepes (manicotti)…at this time of the year its always difficult when you lose someone. My prayers are for Steve and Nancy….may the Christ child bring you his peace and may the soul of Ellen through the mercy of God, rest in peace. FK

  2. Mary and Peter Danchak

    Steve,Nancy and Brad: My mom and I are very sorry on the passing of Ellen. My mom enjoyed her weekly telephone call & most certainly all the years we lived next door to you. Please know that Ellen and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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