Carol Mesaris
September 19, 2017

Mrs. Carol Mesaris, 76, of Duryea, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in Celtic Hospice @ Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Michaline Kaczmarzyk Knitowski. She was a graduate of Duryea High School, Class of 1959 and Lackawanna Junior College. She was formerly employed by Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company, Wilkes-Barre.

Carol was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Carol was a quiet and gentle soul. She was an avid Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles fan. In her later years, she enjoyed watching the PGA Tournaments.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Anthony and Joseph and sisters, Pauline Knitowski and Matilda Gabrielski.

Carol and her husband, Francis P., would have celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary on October 2nd.

In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by:
Daughter, Paula Mesaris of Pittston
Son, Michael Mesaris and his wife, Renee, of Pittston Township

Michael, Joshua, Morgan, Madison and Matthew

Brother, Frank Knitowski and his wife, Diane, of Hillsborough, New Jersey
Nieces and nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, at 10:00 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery, Duryea. There will be no public viewing. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Nativity of Our Lord Parish's Building Fund, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea, Pa 18642. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website,


Guestbook Entries

Paula and Josh sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Richards family (11 months ago)

We were saddened to hear of the passing on of Carol. May she be resting in the arms of Our Lord in Heaven.

Brenda and Roland Hagan (11 months ago)

Condolences to Frank, Paula and extended Family. Long time, but still respect and appreciate you. swifty

danny swift (11 months ago)

Francis, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss . I went to school with you in grade school and Carol at DHS 1959.

Margie Martin Havrilla (11 months ago)

Frank, I'm so sorry to hear this.... Carol was a beautiful person, please accept my heartfelt condolences.....God Bless you and your family.....Allen died on August 14.....I know what you are going through........

Sherry Starzec (11 months ago)

Thoughts and prayers for the entire family

Carolyn Kautz (11 months ago)

Please accept are sincere condolences for your loss

Joyce and Joseph Cardillo (11 months ago)

Sincere condolences for your loss

Stephen Audritsh (11 months ago)

Sorry to hear of Carol's passing . My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Lorraine Knitowski Ott (11 months ago)

Paula and Josh, I am sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma, both of you and your dad are in my prayers.

Kathy Collins (11 months ago)

Condolences Frank and family

Diane Skurjunis (11 months ago)

Our sincere condolences. We will say a prayer for her and her family.

Mattina Family (11 months ago)

Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family . deepest sympathyj .God bless ! ¿?u

Kathy Kamor and fsmily (11 months ago)

Wishing your family peace and comfort with Carol's passing. My prayers are with you all. I have many fond memories of visits with the family in Duryea.

Maryann Knitowski (11 months ago)

We were so very sorry to hear about Carol's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Stella Knitowski Steen (11 months ago)

Mike and family I am so sorry for your loss my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family

Janet Filipkowski (11 months ago)

Frank I am sorry for your loss

john rowlands (11 months ago)

Frank, Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. DHS class of 1959.


I am sorry for your loss. May God grant you all the courage to mourn and peace to accept this tragic loss.

Lora Williams Boswell (11 months ago)

I was sorry to her about Carol's death. my thoughts & prayers with her husband, Frank & her children & grandchildren.

Mary Russo (11 months ago)

Oh Paula I am so sorry for the loss of your MOM. She was such a great lady and so much fun. You will miss her everyday. Sorry to Josh also.

Karen Freeman (11 months ago)

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