Marie Oressey

 Marie Oressey

September 4, 2014

Marie Oressey, Scranton, passed away Thursday morning in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit surrounded by her loving family following an illness.  She was the widow of Emil Oressey who passed away in 1986.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Matilda Bernoskie Ross.  She was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School and also earned a degree from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing LPN Program.  Upon completion of her schooling, Marie served the patients of St. Joseph’s Center for 28 years before retiring.  After retirement, Marie developed an avid interest in fundraising for local charities, persons in need, and the church.   She was a faithful member of the former Holy Family Catholic Church.

Marie is survived by her loving family including her daughter Christine Oressey and her fiance Theodore Santos; sons Emil Oressey and his wife Mary Lou and Joseph Oressey and his wife Teresa;  a sister Alice Beckage of Moscow;  grandchildren Maresa Teeple and her husband Jack, Joseph, Carl and Mark and his wife Kathy;  great grandchildren Emily, Mark, Colleen and Michael.   

She was also preceded in death by   a brother William Ross.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 20th at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sica.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton 18509; Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Dr. Wilkes-Barre 18702;  St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Way Memphis, TN 38105.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St., Scranton.



    We were so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We very much enjoyed the time we were able to meet and talk with her and always appreciated her words of encouragement for enjoying life. We are sure she will be greatly missed but also comforted to know she is in a better place.

  2. Charles Boylan

    Oressey family, sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are all in my prayers. Charlie.

  3. Linda Smith

    I was deeply saddened to learn that your mom recently passed away. Although I haven’t seen her for many years, I will always remember how kind she always was and for the great love and concern she had for her family. My sincere condolences to my dear friend Chris and the entire Oressey family. May God bless you and help you through this very difficult time.

  4. Marianne Lenihan

    Chrissy, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a great friend of my aunt, Lillian Swartz, and of course also worked with Aunt Lil at St. Joe’s for all those many years. I will let my cousin Alice know of her passing. I’m sure she will be in touch with you. Be sure of my best thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Marianne (on William Street, across from Holy Rosary)

  5. Tim and Lou Ann Olson

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Saw her several times at The Cathedral going to mass. She was always a very friendly woman.

  6. Ted and Sandy Seymour

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Jane O'Shea

    Sorry to read of your mother’s death. I know there are no words to help you and your family at this time but know she is with God now and she will still be with you in your heart and memories. May God help you and your family through this difficult time and after.

  8. Pennachio Family

    Chrissy, we were all saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy, Elizabeth, John, Betty Ann And Beverly

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