Geraldine Lapinski

Geraldine Lapinski, Scranton, passed away early Saturday morning in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.  She was the widow of John Lapinski who passed away in 1995.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Fredricka Beynon Hirkey and was a 1963 graduate of West Scranton High School.  She then went on to graduate from the St. Mary’s Mercidian School of Nursing.   Geraldine worked for many years at the Moses Taylor Hospital as licensed practical nurse.  She was a lifelong member of the United Baptist Church, West Scranton.

Geraldine was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.   She loved her dog Belle, but most of all loved her family.  She will be deeply missed.

Surviving are sons Jeffrey Lapinski and his wife Karen of Scranton and Matthew Lapinski and his fiancé Patricia Costello of Dunmore; daughter Jennifer Lapinski of Dunmore; sister Sally Barrett and her husband Eugene of Scranton; grandchildren Matthew, Jack, Charlee and Taylor; nephew Ryan Barrett and wife Caroline and their children James and John; niece Lindsay Barrett; members of the Lapinski family.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday evening at 6pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4pm 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 Saint Cats and Dogs of Nay Aug Park c/o 1900 East Gibson Street Scranton, PA 18510

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  1. Susan Godek

    Jeff, Jennifer and Matthew, and Family — I was sad to learn of your Mom’s passing. She and I had many conversations and all of you were very important to her. Deepest sympathy to you and gentle thoughts and memories in the days to come.

  2. Tim Scott

    Jeff, Jenn, Matt and families I wanted to express my deepest condolences to you all. You all know how important your family was to me growing up and still love ya all. Your mom will surely be missed by all who’s life she touched.

  3. Deborah (Edwards)Padavan

    To the family; I haven’t seen your mom in many years, but remember with laughter and fondness when we played volleyball together back in the 1980’s. My sister, Maryellen Muccio and Gerri were quite good friends when we all lived in the North Pocono school district. I lost Maryellen close to 2 years ago so I understand the loss, sadness and grief. I regret I cannot attend the services personally to express my sympathy as I am out of town this week, but please accept my most sincere condolences on your loss. May she be enjoying reuniting with her beloved John.

  4. Tony Suriano

    Big Ger!! You will be greatly missed by many, I thank you and your family for being like a second family to myself as Matt and I were growing up and running the streets of Springbrook and doing what boys do cause trouble! I can’t thank you enough for all the great times, memories, vacations and day trips with you and your family. May your soul Rest In Peace 🙏🙏

  5. Geri and Carol Pierson and I enjoyed a lot fun together at West Scranton High School. We would go out as couples and class reunions as well. We enjoyed going to School dances as well and getting into a little mischief every now and again!
    My sincere condolences to all your family member, God bless all of you!

  6. Jeannie Bidwell

    Dear Jen, Jeff and Matthew. Your Mom was one of the kindest and generous people that I was blessed to have in my life. Sending prayers for you and your family ❣️🙏🙏🙏

  7. Allen Duricko

    It is so very sad and unbelievable that Geri has been lost to the world .My heart goes out to all those close to her, though her spirit will live on through them. I was in her class at West and she was a sweet and friendly soul who enjoyed a little “cutting up”now and then. And a fair-haired beauty who brightened the halls of our high school. My sincere condolences.

  8. Thomas P. Murphy

    So saddened to hear of my friend Gerri’s passing. The fun times we had at Nay Aug Park with our dogs, Bella, Seamus, Gilda, Laverne and many others. We had a great group of friends and our pets. Gerri loved animals and was a joy to be around. She loved her family just as much. I’ll miss her and may she Rest in Peace.

  9. Mary Beth Mikolayczak

    Jeffrey, Jennifer, Matthew, and Family-I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a great neighbor and one of the “dog gang” at Nay Aug Park. We had many laughs together just sitting on her front porch in the summer or at the park watching our dogs run around like crazy! She loved her Belle and hopefully will meet up with her soon. Godspeed Geri.

  10. Erma Duricko

    Dear Sally and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Geri’s passing. I wish you all grand memories to help ease the tremendous loss.

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