Janet Marie Tigue of South Scranton passed away peacefully Tuesday at home surrounded by her family and beloved dog, Coco. She is the widow of John P. Tigue Sr., who died on Oct. 7, 2001.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth Volz Bocchino. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Marywood University with a master’s degree in elementary education with minor in art. She was a teacher for 38 years for the Scranton School District, with most of those years at McNichols Plaza Elementary School. She was a former member of the Scranton Federation of Teachers and the Scranton Women Teachers’ Club. She was a member of Hickory Street United Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.
After retirement, her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved watching them after school and attending all their various activities. She always loved to be surrounded by family, whether it was a family vacation to the beach, just gathering for dinners at her house or cookouts at the pool.
Surviving are her daughter, Jacqueline LaPolla and husband, Michael, Scranton; and son, John P. Tigue Jr. and wife Stephanie, Archbald; her four grandchildren, Colin J. Tigue, Peckville, Jack M. LaPolla, Scranton, Morgan H. Tigue, Archbald and Samuel D. LaPolla, Scranton; her sister, Karen R. Tigue, Scranton; uncle, William H. Volz, Allentown; godsons, William Volz, Allentown and Michael Tigue, Scranton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Mary Anne Tigue, Joseph and Maureen Vesey, and William J. Tigue.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Compassionate Care Hospice and their wonderful staff, including Erin McGrath, Chris Esgro and Pastor Dennis, and her special caregivers in her final months, Patti, Leah and Lina.
The funeral will be held Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. in the Corey Brian Strauch Funeral Home, 602 Birch St., Scranton, with services by Rev. Dennis Gray. Interment to follow in the Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killiam Hill Road, southwest, Lilburn, GA 30047 or the Scranton Public Library, 500 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18509.