Obituary of Teresa Margotta
Teresa A. Margotta, 60, of Jessup, died Thursday morning at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital after a long and courageous battle with ALS.
She is survived by her husband, Louis M. Margotta. The couple was married for 39 years.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Attilio and Alice Generotti Vergari, Peckville. Teresa was a graduate of Valley View High School, class of 1975, Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, and DeSales University where she earned her R.N. degree. She earned her funeral director's license from Simmons School of Mortuary Science. She was a member of Queen of Angel's Parish, Jessup.
The family would like to thank Tammy Esgro, Helen Davidson, Megan Drag, Gina Doyle, Marlene Pacini, Jeanne Kearney, Lisa Gibbons, and Marcia Rudat, the staff at Celtic Hospice, especially Lori Lynn O'Boyle and Clover Loomis, Dr. Linda Thomas and Kari Machelli, for their kind and compassionate care, and her special friends, Kim, Robin, Karen and Ellie.
Teresa was a selfless woman who put first, what she often said were her greatest accomplishments, her three children, in which her legacy will live on forever. Teresa had many friends, but her relationship with her husband defined the meaning of Best Friend. Her passion for her family, especially her grandchildren_________________. Her strong will and her love for her family pushed her to fight a terrible disease. She overcame many obstacles, her career as a nurse was cut short because of a hearing deficiency, but that loss was her family business's gain as she became an asset to the Margotta Tradition.
Also surviving are her children, Louis J. Margotta and wife Carla, Jessup, Jessica Forgione and husband Rocco, Peckville and James Margotta, Peckville; her grandchildren, Nina and Siena Margotta, Aria and Rocco Forgione; two brothers, Joseph Loftus-Vergari and wife Cindy, Mountaintop and David Vergari, Peckville, a godchild, Reilly Gibbons; several nieces, nephews, aunts uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a sister in law Rose Marie Margotta Gibbons and a nephew Brian Gibbons.
The funeral will be on Wednesday with mass at 9:30am at St. Michael's Church, Jessup. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Assumption Cemetery, Montdale. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-8pm at the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St. Jessup. To share photos, order flowers, or online condolences, please visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com