Elinor Turissini

Obituary of Elinor Turissini


Elinor Turissini 96, a guest at Lackawanna Health and Rehab, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Center after an illness. 

She was the widow of Leo Turissini who died February 1, 2003. The couple was married for 60 years at the time of his death.

Born in Scott Township, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Rosalie Dorochowicz  Grzenda. She attended Scott schools and was employed in the local garment industry for a time and retired from the former Weston Inc. She resided in Montdale for most of her life and was a member of St. John Vianney Church, Montdale and the Scott Twp. Hose Co Ladies Auxuliary.

She enjoyed traveling and saw all 50 states, gardening, family get togethers, and loved her grand dogs. She never uttered a cross word about anyone and always put everyone’s needs before her own.She loved decorating for the holidays with her needlepoint.

She is survived by two daughters, Rosellen Mathewson and husband Albert, Clifford, and Joan Slacktish and husband William, Scott Township, and a son Leo Turissini and wife Patti, Montdale, seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley, John and Joseph Grzenda and two sisters, Agnes Radzikowski and Bridget Cominsky.

The funeral will be Wednesday with mass at 10am at St. John Vianney. Entombment, St. Mary’s Assumption Mausoleum, Montdale. Friends may call Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 at the church. Arrangements are under the care of Margotta Funeral Homes. For online condolences go to funeral home website. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John Vianney Chruch, 704 Montdale Rd. Scott Twp, PA 18447 or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd. South Abington Twp, PA 18411.



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