Virginia Danforth Lucarine
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Published in Scranton Times on July 10, 2014

Virginia D. Lucarine, 92, a longtime resident of
Moscow, died peacefully Tuesday. She is the
widow of Rocco J. Lucarine, who died June 18,
1987.

Born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late
Gorham and Mary Szalda Danforth, she was a
graduate of
Central High School in Washington,
D.C. Once in the North Pocono area, she was the
owner of the former Artificial Wonderland,
Moscow and was a postal clerk in the Moscow
Post Office. She was also a medical secretary to
the late Dr. John Brundage and she, along with her
husband, owned a movie theatre in Moscow. She was a member of St.
Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow.

Virginia experienced many exciting times. She and her husband, Rocky, were
accomplished travelers, visiting London, Hong Kong, China, as well as many
domestic locations. Upon retirement, she and her husband spent winters in
Oahu, Hawaii, and later lived there until his passing. While living in Hawaii,
she took lessons in tai chi, belly dancing, and even took a course on
Hawaiian language at the University of Hawaii. With no wavering passion for
travel, she convinced her sister to fly on the Concord to London and return
home on the QE2. For her 89th and 90th birthdays, she swam with the
dolphins at Discovery Cove in Florida. She was always there for her family
in any capacity that was needed. Her heart was always full of love, which
encompassed all generations of her family and will go on to keep them the
close families they are today.

Surviving are three daughters, Janet Kenney, Moscow; Joan Lucarine,
Moscow; and Linda Ruby and husband, Paul, Ocala, Fla.; a son, David
Lucarine and wife, Maria, Moscow; nine grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; also, her
beloved cockatiel of 22 years, Mango.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Porter; and a brother,
Gorham Danforth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St.
Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, by the Rev. Robert
Simon, pastor. Interment to follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Covington
Twp.

Arrangements entrusted to the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and
Cremation Services, Spring Brook Twp. Cremation will take place at the
Strauch Cremation Center and Crematory, Lehigh Twp.

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