Grace Chamoni Kelemanik

Grace Chamoni Kelemanik of Scranton died Friday morning at home following an illness. Her husband is John Kelemanik. The couple was married in 1953.

Born October 27, 1929 in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Mary Ridgeway Chamoni. She graduated from Scranton Technical High School and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

She was always willing to help anyone in need. She especially loved her husband, children, granddaughter and her cottage on the Lake in Damascus. 

She passed a lot of her time doing crossword puzzles at which she was very good. She also excelled at sewing, knitting, and needle point.She always looked forward to yearly vacations with her husband to Florida, Biloxi, and Las Vegas .

Her biggest joy in life next to God was her granddaughter McKenna, with whom she shared a wonderful relationship.

Grace was a beautiful person and will be sadly missed. 

Also surviving are a son John, Jr. of Scranton; a daughter Mary Grace Kelemanik of Natick, MA; her beloved granddaughter McKenna; a sister Marilyn Smith of Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother Edward P. Chamoni, Jr. 

A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11am in Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton.

Friends may call Monday at the church from 10am until the time of Mass.

Interment, Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave Scranton 18510 or to the Susan B. Komen of Northeast Pennsylvania 150 Spruce St. Scranton, 18503


  1. Elaine Robertson Fernandez

    Grace was a second mom to me in our high school years…special times together sitting around her table and talking are flooding my memories! Especially, at Christmas among her all Spode serving pieces! Love to ALL! “Mom” is a life celebrated🎊🎉Lovingly, Layne

  2. Fred (aka Fritz) Snyder

    Jay and Mary Grace,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always thought your mother was a sweet lady. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Your email address will not be published.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.