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Joseph J. Colarusso

July 8, 1926 - June 15, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: June 22, 2019

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Mount Olivet Cemetery

Church Saints Peter and Paul Church

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Joseph J. Colarusso, 92 of Plains Township, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2019 at Residential Hospice, Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Yatesville, he was the son of the late James and Angeline (Nardone) Colarusso.

Joe was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, and was a Navy Veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of Coxswain. He was employed at ACME Markets for 37 years, retiring as produce manager. He was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Church, Plains, and was an avid New York Yankee Fan.

He was preceded in death by his brother James Colarusso, who was killed in action during the Korean War, and Dr. Richard Colarusso.

He and his wife the former Lydia Recchioni of Plains would have celebrated 67 years of marriage on June 28, 2019.

In addition to his wife Lydia, he is survived by his daughters Denise Allegrucci and her husband Gary, Plains, and Jolene Gonsky and her husband Dr. Michael E. Gonsky, Stroudsburg, grandchildren Gary Allegrucci, Jr., Kaitlyn Kucuk, Dr. Ashley Gonsky-Olen, and Dr. Michael T. Gonsky, great-grandchildren Joey, Charlie, and Tommy Allegrucci, Mila and Ella Kucuk, and Charlotte and Gabrielle Olen.

Joe’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Residential Hospice and Geisinger Wyoming Valley for the wonderful care given to Joe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, PA 18705, with Father John C. Lambert, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to Tommy’s Tomorrow, 28 10th Street, Wyoming, PA 18644.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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