Elizabeth (Libby) Desiderio, 90, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2017, at Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on May 24, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Theresa(Carpineto) Cecere.
She was educated in Wilkes-Barre schools and was a graduate of GAR High School, Class of 1944.
She was a member of St. Aloysius Church at the Parish of St. Robert Bellarmine.
She was a lifelong homemaker, beloved mother and loving spouse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; a son, James Jr.; and sisters, Freda Neuman and Mary Rallo.
Surviving are her sons, Martin and wife, Rosanne, Wilkes-Barre; Sam and companion, Joanne, Hanover Township; and Michael and wife, Michelle, Mountain Top; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
The funeral will be held at St. Aloysius Church, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes-Barre, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends are invited to call from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
No flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the charity of the donor's choice .
Funeral arrangements are by Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.