In Loving Memory

Ann Marie Alfano

On August 18, 2020, the Lord called Ann Marie Alfano to join him in heaven, along with her parents Sam and Sarah Alfano.

           Ann Marie passed away surrounded by her sister and her caregivers. She is survived by her sister, Debbie Kester and brother in law, Joe Kester; as well as, her nieces and nephews, Sarah Kester, David Kester, Michael Kester, and Rachel and Ryan Kozich. She is also survived by her Aunt Dorothy Crispino and Aunt Rose and Uncle Tony Angelella. She has many cousins and an abundance of friends who loved her.

           She went to school and graduated from WB Voc. Tech in the LIU18 classrom in 1984. From there she worked for 33 years at Pittston Area School District with the Custodial Staff. After retiring she becme a part of Verve Vertue Art Studio and then became full time with Reaching Beyond Limits. Two years ago she wanted to live independently and transitioned to a Community Living Arrangement operated by Keystone Human Services. Ann Marie continued all of her activities with her sister, family and friends. She loved to bowl with Tuesday Night Bowlers, going to restaurants, dances through the Deutsche Institute, listening to Elvis’s music and most of all shopping.

           Her giggles were contagious to whomever she was around.

           There will be no calling hours at the request of her family due to COVID19.

           A funeral mass will take place at 11 AM on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Church in Larksville. Family and special friends of Ann Marie may attend. All must wear masks. There will be a private burial for immediate family only. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hugh B. Hughes & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, Forty Fort.

           In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr # 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or The Deutsch Institute, 835 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA  18510.



The Deutsch Institute has been serving the Northeast Region of Pennsylvania since 1979. We are dedicated to developing and expanding resources and opportunities in order to improve health and well being for persons with special needs. The Deutsch Institute makes use of existing resources and facilities as well as volunteer services to initiate pilot programs as well as cooperative community ventures with social service agencies.

The Deutsch Institute supports ODP's mission, vision, values and quality framework, and adopts the self-determination initiatives of PA.


The Deutsch Institute also hosts events throughout the year, bringing people together to partake in enjoyable activities.


The Deutsch Institute also provides the Verve Vertu Art Studio, which serves the community through varied classes. On the Verve Vertu gallery page, you will see some of the artwork at various locations.


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