Nancy J. Calderone

 Nancy J. Calderone, 84, a resident of Wesley Village, formerly of Mountaintop, passed away peacefully on Monday in the Wesley Village Nursing Home.   Her husband of 63 years is Gerald H. Calderone, Sr.

Born January 3, 1933 in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Milton and Gwendoline Hopkin James.  She was a graduate of West Scranton High School.   Nancy was a devoted member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Mountaintop as well as the Ladies Auxiliaries of both the Keystone Consistory of the Valley of Scranton and Irem Temple, Dallas.

Nancy is survived by her son Gerald, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; her daughter Judith Ann Ahlbrandt and her husband Dr. Duane of York; her sister Judith Ann Hunter and her husband John of Justus; her brother Robert James and his wife Terri of Chinchilla; grandchildren Gerald H. Calderone, III and his wife Erin of Los Angeles, CA;  Nancy A. Calderone of Rockville, MD;  Alberto Calderone, USMC, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC;  Amy Ahlbrandt and Steven Ahlbrandt both of York;  her great granddaughter Guilianna of Los Angeles, CA;  numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers William James and Milton James, Jr.

The family would like to thank the outstanding staff of the Wesley Village for their excellent care of Nancy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1pm in the Christ United Methodist Church 175 South Main Road, Mountaintop, PA.18707 by Rev. JP Bohanan, pastor.

Friends may call Saturday from 12:00pm (Noon) until time of service at the church.

Private interment will follow in the Albert Cemetery, Mountaintop.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Wesley Village Resident Activity Fund 209 Roberts Rd. Pittston, PA 18640.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton and are under the care and direction of Nancy’s nephews Chris, Brian and Mark James.

One Comment

  1. Carol Swanson

    My sister, Phyllis Piatt, and myself wish to offer condolences. We’re sorry for your loss. I met Nancy and Gerry at Wesley Village where my sister resides. Nancy’s warm personality made you fall in love with her instantly. My sister tells us that Nancy and Gerry traveled to Hawaii with her and her husband, Willard Piatt, when the Irem Temple went there. I am sure they shared many fond memories. I’m sorry for your loss, but I know for sure Nancy is in a better place.

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