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Virginia Griffith Dionne

Virginia Griffith Dionne, 78 a longtime resident of Scranton died Wednesday morning in Sacred Heart Hospice, Dunmore.

Born in Scranton daughter of the late John and Margaret Maurer Vaccarella she was a 1956 graduate of Scranton Central High School. After graduating she worked at Gracey Farms, Scranton Dry Goods and the Globe Store. She and her husband James Lloyd Griffith Sr. also sold life insurance for the Polish National Alliance. After his death in 1988 she moved to Deerfield Beach FLA where she met Roger Dionne and they were married in 1996. They were together until his passing in 2004. She then moved back to the area in 2013 with her son James.

VIrginia loved people , her smile was infectious and she always showed class. She was always active- over the years she was a member of the Mothers Auxillary at Hickory St, Globe Store Bowling League, Little League MOM at South Scranton Little League, Sang in the Choir at Hickory St Presbyterian Church. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice.

Surviving are a Son James Lloyd Griffith Jr., and wife Dawne, Roaring Brook Twp.; a daughter in law Donna Griffith, Sykesville, MD; grandchildren James Lloyd. III, Kaylee Marie, Daniel Zachary, John Lloyd Jr., and Nicole Marie; a great grandson John Michael and her first husband Frank Bohenek.

She was preceded in death by her second husband James Lloyd Griffith, Sr. in 1988, her third husband Roger Dionne in 2004 and her son John Lloyd Griffith Sr. in 2010.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 11:00am in the Hickory Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory Street, Scranton, PA 18505, with services by the Rev. Clinton Randall, pastor. Interment to follow in Abington Hills Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00am until the time of service in the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Corey Brian Strauch Services, LLC, funeral home location, 602 Birch Street, Scranton, PA 18505.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Hospice, Dunmore, who provided a tremendous amount of kindness, compassion and care in her final days, or to Hickory Street Presbyterian Church of which she was a lifelong member.

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