Rosemary M. Occhipinti

Rosemary M. Occhipinti, 87, Scranton, died Sunday in the Dunmore Healthcare Center after an illness.   She was the widow of Edward Occhipinti who died in 2017.  The couple had been married 61 years.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Hilbert and Martha Spreckler McCauley and was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Rosemary was a wonderful wife mother grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family especially her weekly luncheons with her sisters.  She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Surviving are  daughters Carol Balko and her husband Chuck of Dalton and Marie Tomaskevitch and her husband Jerry of Peckville; sisters Betty Schipp, Kay Maslar and Clare McCauley; a brother Paul McCauley all of Scranton;  her beloved grandchildren David and Amy Balko and Andrew Tomaskevitch; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister Ruth Flowers.

Due to the current health crisis, services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Alzemheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. 

To share a memory or to express your condolences of the family please visit


  1. Leo & Patti Sebastianelli

    Marie and Jerry,
    Patti and I are very sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May your mom Rest In Peace.🙏

    Leo & Patti

  2. Ellen Brazil

    Marie and Carol, Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Patrick Zwanch

    Marie and Family: Special thoughts and prayers on the loss of your Mom. Love to all.
    Pat and Anne Zwanch

  4. Carm Williams

    Carol and family, I’m so sorry to read about your mom in today’s paper. A sad situation but more so due to the virus. Hope you are all doing well.

  5. Diane Johnson

    Marie and Carol,
    So sorry for your loss. I loved your Mom, especially her infectious laugh. Love to all of you.

  6. Jim Scott

    I am sorry to learn of the passing of Rosemary. Her husband, Ed, was my long time supervisor at Tobyhanna Army depot and was my good friend. I had visited Ed in his home and talked to him often by phone. In the process, I became well known with Rosemary. She was a great lady.

  7. Steve Eboli

    Carol an d Marie so sorry to hear that your mom passed awayShe was such a wonderful lady with a smile that would litght up the room! I also remember how she liked her coffee at meal time I realize what you are feeling as my mom Nellie died April 26 May they rest in peace Steve

  8. Geri DePietro

    Marie & Carol,

    I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My deepest condolences.


  9. Ann Rossi

    Marie, Jerry and Family–We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. We remember fond memories of long ago–You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Speed. Love, Ann and Doree

  10. david lamm

    Carol, Marie and families. Sorry to read of the loss of your mother. Always enjoyed seeing your mother and father. I have a lot of fond memories of seeing everyone at Aunt Martha’s on Sundays. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely David and Janice Lamm and Betty Lamm

Leave Your Condolences

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.