Lynn Calderone

Lynn Calderone, of Dunmore, passed away Monday afternoon in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 42 years is Gary Calderone.

Born 1957 in Scranton, she was the daughter of Robert Schulte Sr. and the late Maureen Murray Schulte. Lynn attended St. Patrick’s grade school and Bishop Hannan High School. She graduated from Mercidian School of Nursing as an LPN. For 35 years, she worked at Mercy Hospital, and later the Mercy Hospice Inpatient Unit.  However, Lynn’s most rewarding role was being a mother and grandmother.

Lynn was a genuine caregiver who loved and gave selflessly, true to her motto of “live, laugh, love.” Her family will forever treasure the many wonderful gatherings she organized with creative flair. Her upbeat and adventurous attitude was contagious. Her happy place was the beach, particularly Lewes, DE. She also enjoyed yearly trips to Gettysburg and Lancaster with her beloved husband. Lynn was an avid fan of musicals, particularly Hamilton, Wicked, Waitress, and Jesus Christ Superstar. She will always be remembered as the best “Mimi” to her cherished grandchildren and grand-pets.

Also surviving are her children Maura Pica and husband Jason of Scranton, Matthew Calderone and wife Tristen of Dunmore, Meghan Keeley and husband Gregory of Queens, NY, and Molly Pacifico and husband Daniel of Norristown; siblings Karen Lynch and husband Rick, Robert Schulte Jr., Michael Schulte and wife Jill, and Kristen Barone and husband Daniel, all of Dunmore; her beloved grandchildren Luciano, Veda, and Luna Calderone; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held Saturday at 11 AM in the Covenant Presbyterian Church: 550 Madison Ave. Scranton PA 18510.

Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.

Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to a charity of their choice.  

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

To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.

19 Comments

  1. Yvonne Schulte Beck

    My heart is broken. Lynn is my niece and I remember her beautiful, wild red hair the day she was born. She was a little flower girl in our wedding. Gary, Maura, Matt, Meghan and Molly I am so very sorry. And my brother Bob. Words are not enough.

  2. Jason Andersen

    Lynn was and continues to be a wonderful spirit. My prayers are with her family.

  3. Laurie Mazz

    Gary, cannot express how very sorry I am! If you need anything dont hesitate to ask! Love and hugs…God bless…love Laurie Mazz

  4. Kathleen Connolly Thomas

    Jim and I are so surprised and saddened by Lynn passing away. We met on many occasions accompanied with the Don Mattson family that was how I learned we were related. She is in our thoughts and prayers.
    To the family! Gary, Maura, Bob and family🙏

  5. Kelly Fleck DeRaymond

    Sending my love and prayers to the whole Calderone and Schulte Family. May the Angels lead Lynn into paradise!!!

  6. Heather Roche

    Gary and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Lynn. She was such a nice and kind person. May you find comfort in the memories.

  7. roberta kundla

    My condolences go out to the family.Lynn was great to
    work with at Mercy Hospice.She was a very careing nurse.

  8. Cathy Waltz Rudat

    So sorry for your loss Lynn was an amazing person. My prayers are with you and your family

  9. Lois Legg

    Gary and family,

    I am so sorry about Lynn. I remember meeting her many many years ago at one of the mother/daughter events at St. Marks. Thinking of you and your family.
    Love,
    Robbie Hummel (lois legg)

  10. Karen Welcome

    So sorry Gary and family. Always enjoyed working with Lynn and going on the craft show trips. Sending prayers.

  11. Cathy Chivers

    I want to express condolences to Gary and his family. I worked with Lynn at Mercy and she was such a sweet compassionate nurse. My prayers go out for you family

  12. Cousin Bobby Rayner & Jennifer

    To Gary, his family, and all of my wonderful Calderone cousins…

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Lynne’s passing. My wife Jennifer and I send our sincere sympathies. Lynne was as delightful a woman as one could ever wish to know, and I am grateful for the companionship, support, and love she shared with Gary and her family. May God bless all of you during this difficult time.

  13. Sharon Andersen

    We are extremely saddened to hear of Lynn. She was so special to us and we will miss her dearly.

  14. Suzanne Schreckengaust

    Gary, I was shocked and saddened when I saw the newspaper. Thinking of you & your family with deepest sympathy. Sending you strength to get through this difficult time. Lynn was always so nice & friendly. Lots of good memories from our Mercy days.

  15. Linda Litwin

    Gary and family: I was so very saddened to learn of Lynn’s passing. My love and prayers to all of you. Please know I am thinking of you.

  16. Cathy Kennedy

    Gary and Family: I will never forget Lynn she was 1 amazing person, it was a honor to work with her at Mercy. Lynn’s life was a blessing, her memory a treasure I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  17. Jen Gruenloh

    My condolences to Lynn’s family. I worked with Lynn at Mercy Hospice . She was an excellent caring nurse . I always found her very easy to work with .

  18. Ingo R Dutzmann

    May the Peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, and may the prayers ascending for you all, here from the coast of Maine, assure you that Lynn will not be forgotten and that her memory will bring lasting joy!

  19. Ann

    Gary and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. I loved working with her at Mercy Hospice.

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