Kathleen Magnotta Lutz

Kathleen Magnotta Lutz, South Scranton, died early Sunday morning in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.   She was the widow of Nicholas Magnotta who died in July of 1972 and Robert Lutz who died in June of 2002.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helena Mulderig.   She was educated in Scranton schools and was a devoted member of the St. John Neumann Parish, South Scranton.   She and her first husband were the owners of Magnotta’s Bar, Scranton.   After Nick’s passing Kathleen went on to work at the Golo Footwear Company in Dunmore.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother and friend.   She will be remembered for her kind ways and her generosity to all.   She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are a daughter Jennifer Magnotta-Keating and her husband John of Dunmore;  Jennifer’s lifelong friend and Kathleen’s “second daughter” Madeline Juliano; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews;  cousins including Tish Jones and Renee Lutz Cullen.

Kathleen was also preceded in death by a sister Margaret McLean and a brother Joseph Mulderig.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10am in the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St. Scranton by Rev. Michael Bryant, pastor.

Friends may call Friday morning from 9am until time of Mass at the church.

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com

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


  1. Deb Ormiston Taylor

    God bless you Kathleen. You were a huge part of my childhood memories. A wonderful woman…With love…

  2. Martha Keating

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel. Kathleen was such a kind,giving, exceptinal person. She always made you smile she never thought of herself she always tried to help others. She was the rock of the family someone you could always count on. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you Jennifer you are a fantastic daughter who was there for your Mom 24 seven.Love you and I will Always be here for you

  3. Pam Huddy

    Heaven received a beautiful angel on Sunday! I am so blessed to have known Kathleen. Jennifer thoughts and prayers for you too my friend. Your mom will now be your guardian angel, thanking you for your endless love and care you gave to her. Love Pam

  4. Marie (Sheehan) James

    I am at a loss for adequate words to express my sadness for you. I had the blessed opportunity of knowing your mom and I know heaven just received one of the most special angels. You are a reflection of your mom in the way your treat people with respect and empathy. Not to mention the way you make each person feel loved. I am so sorry for your loss and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. To know Kathleen was to love her. She was a very kind, outstanding woman and it was a pleasure to have known her. Jennifer you were the light and love of her life and she will live on through your memories. Love Marie

  5. cathy DiCindio hivish

    Jennifer I am so sorry. Talk about flash backs from the past when we were 7 and 5 years old Mom in the kitchen cooking sauce and meatballs for the thin spagetti night . We went up Lake Gienero with pa pa Nick almost every day in the summer. My mom past January 19, 2012 Still feels like yesterday. And your dad died july of 1972 and mine september 1972 How about getting a ride on the ice truck to the old ricarrdo’s market. Where did the time go. I miss our childhood when things were simple. I was told you took good care of your mom like i did. It’s hard but, they are in a better place now, not sick, young again. It will take time especially our mom’s And I have such fond memories of your mom when i was so young. god bless you kid It will get better day by day Love CD your childhood friend

  6. Carol Balko

    I am so sorry for your loss Jennifer. Unfortunately because of my work schedule, I will be unable to attend the funeral. I will always remember Aunt Kathleen with a smile on her face. She was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. She was blessed to have you as a daughter. You took care of her when she needed you the most. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Love Carol

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