Mary Jane Grande of Scott Township died Sunday December 22, 2019 at home. She was the widow of Patrick J. Grande who died on March 16, 1994.
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Born in Jessup she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Troanovitch Goldovich. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Jessup High School. Prior to retirement she, along with her husband, were the owners and operators of Grande Fuel Oil and Grande Plumbing and Heating. Humble, kind, and generous, she always made sure her customers had oil for the winter, regardless of their ability to pay. Selfless and always thinking of others, she did everything for her grandchildren. She was a woman of great faith and was a member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Church in Jessup, where she was very active and always volunteered. She served as the head of St. Mary’s Guild and was a Faith Formation educator.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are two daughters, Attorney Patricia Grande Rieder and husband Dr. Jeffrey Rieder, Scott Twp., and Mary Ann Krishanda and husband Dave, Blakely; grandchildren Abigail, Alexander, Adeline, and Amelia Rieder, and Joseph Krishanda; nephew Larry Bonacci; niece Renee Bonacci Johnston, and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her sister Georgette Bonacci.
The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, First Avenue, Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Jessup. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Parastas service will be held at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.