Elizabeth Gatto Maikranz, 87, of Taylor, entered eternal rest on Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Her beloved husband, Jerome J. died May 1, 2002.
Born and educated in Taylor, she was one of three daughters born to the late Anthony and Mary Moscow Gatto. Eliz worked as a seamstress in the garment industry until her retirement. A devout catholic, she was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish. Eliz was an avid reader, worked on the daily crossword puzzles and was an accomplished baker, passing down the recipe of her mother’s delicious cinnamon buns to her family. Eliz had a remarkable memory for birthdays, anniversaries and milestone dates and not just family! She regularly sent cards to everyone celebrating their day. Ironically the loss of her memory was a major devastating aspect of her illness. She truly made a lasting impression on all who knew her, and she leaves behind endearing memories to all who loved her. She also shared a close bond with her devoted cat, Will.
Surviving is a son, Mark, with whom she lived and who was her primary caretaker; four daughters: Mary E. Marks, Statesville, N.C.; Kathleen Franceschelli and husband, Joseph; Therese Maikranz, all of Old Forge and Anita Davis, Taylor; eight grandchildren, Marilynn (Josh) Kaplan, Aaron (Kristen) Marks, Daniel J. (Jennifer) Marks, Dr. Jennifer (Todd) Hosterman, Anthony Franceschelli, Stephanie (David) Kimble, and Anna and Ian Davis; nine great-grandchildren, Jake and Eva Kaplan, David and Jackson Marks, Olivia and Parker Marks, Roselyn, Benjamin and Aurelia Hosterman; a sister, Anita Gatto, Taylor; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Robert “Sonny” Davis and her sister, Marie Prislupsky.
Family and friends are invited to attend Eliz's Mass of Christian Burial, Monday September 16th at 10:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St. Scranton, Celebrated by Rev. Francis L. Pauselli. Interment with Rite of Comittal will follow in Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Taylor. Family and Friends are asked to go directly to the church. Friends and Family may call Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their extraordinary care and compassion toward their mother.
Eliz's family would be humbled if those wishing to make a donation in Memory of Elizabeth, kindly give consideration to: Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702