Florita S. Herne, 93, formerly of Ransom Township, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 31 at Allied Hospice Center. Her husband, Raymond D. Herne, died December 20, 1968.
Born in Kansas, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Ines Sonni Leccese, she was a 1942 graduate of West Scranton High School, and a member of Countryside Community Church, Clarks Summit. Florita was a very hardworking woman, always doing something to provide for her family. She retired from RCA-Thompson, Dunmore where she worked for many years. Florita was an avid reader, when she wasn’t working, she was likely enjoying a good book and spending time with her dog Rico, whom she loved dearly. Florita was kind to everyone she met and will be remembered for her smile that could light up a room.
The Herne family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Geisinger CMC, Clarks Summit Senior Living, Allied Hospice, and Dr. Henry Yeager for the care and compassion they extended to Florita.
She is survived by her daughter, Sheila J. Ferraro and husband Robert; her son, Raymond J. Herne and wife, Helen, all of Clarks Summit; three grandchildren, Michele M. Vellela and husband Thomas, Robert B. Ferraro and wife Catherine, and Raymond T. Herne; and five great-grandchildren, Shelby Vellela, Andrew Vellela, Madison Vellela, Robert B. Ferraro Jr., and Dominique R. Ferraro.
Florita was preceded in death by her grandson Raymond J. Ferraro; a brother, Joe Leccese; and a sister Alba Mangan.
Friends may call Monday, August 5 from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor, PA. A funeral service will be held at 6:30 pm by Reverend Mark Terwilliger, Countryside Community Church, officiating. Private interment, Glenwood Mausoleum.
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