Marlene Smigiel

Marlene Smigiel, 77; Old Forge, passed away Sunday in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after a courageous battle with breast cancer.  She was the widow of John Smigiel who passed away in 2018.She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angeline Ciliberto. 

Born in Jenkins Twp and lifelong resident of Old Forge, Pa. She loved her Lawrenceville Section of Old Forge. She was employed for many years at Dempsey Laundry. 

You could always find Marlene in front of the TV watching her beloved NY Yankees, or at the SWB Rail Riders games all Season. She loved to dance and talk about “Stacey and Edwin’s band”, Picture Perfect. Her family was the center of her life. 

Surviving are her daughter, Stacey Ann and her husband Edwin Velez of Scranton; her son, Brian Smigiel of Old Forge; and grandchildren, Gina and Mia Velez. Sister; Joann Menichello, and husband Frank, Horsham, Pa Brother; Tony Ciliberto and his wife Ginny, Long Neck DE.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kristine Kelley, Dr. Michael Gilhooley and Dr. Kishori for their many years of compassion and care. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10am in the Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church 316 William Street Scranton, PA 18508.

Friends may call Thursday morning from 9am until the time of the Mass in the church.

Interment, Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Koman Foundation. 


  1. Mary Rose Giacometti

    Dear Stacey and Family

    I’m very sorry for the loss of your Mother.
    My sincere sympathy to all.

  2. Wilson Perez

    You were an amazing soul …. You were always high spirited and a pleasure to be in your presence .. You were the biggest yankee fan I’ve ever met .. you will truly be missed by everyone .. to my uncle Edwin and aunt Stacy and my cousins Mia & Gina I love you guys and I am so sorry for your tremendous loss she will be missed immensely.. may knowing that she’s being greeted by Jesus and reunited with your dad bring you some comfort God Bless🙏🏼

  3. Johanna Belt

    I love her so much I will never forget how wonderful she was to me and my family. Soo many good laughs. Many meals and holidays shared together. The love she has for her children and grandchildren just so special. SIP my friend. Say hi to my buddy. God bless your family Stacey and Edwin Velez.

  4. Kathy Sallavanti

    So very sorry for your loss! Your mom was a wonderful person who made you feel so good whenever you were around her!❤️🙏❤️

  5. Dottie and Al Scazafabo

    Dear Brian and Stacey and family. We are so very sorry for the loss of Marlene. She was like family to me. I will miss her so much.

  6. So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Life will never be the same. Prayers for strength and healing at this time.

  7. Peg Hudson

    Your mom was 1 of a kind you were all blessed with the spirit of an ” ANGEL. Marlene.

    Your mom had a thankful heart and she always made you feel you feel special

    Many years ago your mom and my dad worked at Hillcrest Lamp Shade they loved ‘ the Yankee

    they spent many breaks telling the world how they could make the team better if they coached!!

  8. Michael Calogero

    Dear Stacy,Brian,Joanne and family

    My sincerest condolences. Marlene was a wonderful fun loving person who always had a smile for everyone. She will be sorely missed on “the Hill”

  9. Gina Galli


  10. Betty Charlie Newcomb

    Stacy Edwin Gina Mia always cherrish your memories. You are in my prayers with Love. She was the Best. My memory of her when ever she caught any of you in sight oh that Smile it filled the room Prayers and Love. Betty and Charlie

  11. Joann De simone

    Dear Stacey and family so sorry for the loss of your mom she was a wonderful woman and will be missed God Bless all of you

  12. Jane Oswald

    Dear Stacy and family,
    I was so sad to read about your mother. She was a lovely lady. Rest knowing she is with the love of her life again.

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