Joanne Gerrity Gleason

Joanne Gerrity Gleason, Scranton, died Monday night in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.  She was the widow of James “Jimmy” Gleason who died in 1991.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Miskell Gerrity.  She was a graduate of St. Paul’s High School and attended Marywood College.  She was a member of the St. Paul/ St. Clare Parish Community. Prior to retirement she was employed at Verizon.

Surviving are daughters Colleen Gleason of Scranton;  Erin Sexton and her husband Michael and Bridget Stefanski and her husband Adam all of Dunmore;  sisters Ellen Gerrity McCormick and her husband Peter of Collingswood, NJ and Karen Gerrity of Old Forge; brother John “Jake” Gerrity and wife Kathy of Conshohocken, PA;  beloved grandchildren Maura Sexton, Teagan and Logan Stefanski; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister in law Patrick and Ruth Hennigan Gerrity.

Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Sacred Heart for their extraordinary care and compassion they showed for Joanne. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1:30 pm in St Clare’s Church 2301 N. Washington Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until time of Mass at the church.

Interment, private in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


  1. Molly McNally

    Colleen, Erin and Bridget, so very sorry about the loss of your mom. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers ☘️

  2. Eileen Bowen

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to all Joanne’s Family. She was an absolute delight to all her Park Gardens Friends. Your Friday nights won’t be the same. How wonderful that tradition was. Again, I am so very sorry for your loss. With all my Love and Prayers, Eileen.

  3. Elizabeth Zangardi

    Ritter and i are so sorry. We love you all. Sending Prayers and love

  4. Melanie Winieski Rupp

    So sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. I remember spending time at her home with Ellen when we hung out together and Jimmy teasing me. I student taught in Ms Deviney’s class room attended by Colleen. I send my deepest sympathy and prayers to her family.

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