Gertrude Abent
November 16, 2013


Mrs. Gertrude Abent, 94, of Duryea, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Geisinger CMC, Scranton.

Born in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Kovalchick Gorchienski. She attended Duryea Schools. Prior to her retirement she was employed in the area garment industry.

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

She was a loving mom, grandma and great grandma.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, John, son, John Jr., daughter, Catherine Gorcenski, brothers, Adam and Edward, and sisters, Helen Nadolny, Stella Jasnoski, Josephine Gosse and Lottie Plona.

Surviving are:
Daughter, Joan Golushka and her husband, Eddie, of Duryea
Daughter, Mariann Aruscavage and her husband, Bill, of Duryea

Nine grandchildren
Five great grandchildren

Nieces and nephews

Funeral will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. To leave the family an online condolence please visit our website,

Guestbook Entries

Sending love and condolences to Joanie and Marianne and the extended family. In my heart,I am at peace knowing Aunt Gertie is once again with Cathy and Sonny and all her loved ones. I have so many fond memories of Aunt Gertie when I visited Duryea as a child.I will miss her smile and I remember she had a way of making me feel very loved . I always loved seeing my Grandma Helen with Aunt Gertie... I miss that time... Much love and prayers sent.Always in my heart

Christine French Owens (over 10 years ago)

Many fond memories of Aunt Gertie and my Grandmother Helen from my childhood. Especially Easter. I know you are again with Cathy ,Sonny and all your family. My condolences to Marianne and Joanie and families. With much love...Chrissy

Christine French Owens (over 10 years ago)

Love and prayers to great aunt Gertie's immediate family.. Thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts. Rest in peace and love aunt Gertie give aunt Cathy a huge hug from me

Kristen Kazlauskas (over 10 years ago)

Dear Joan and Marianne and Family, When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves us with the gift of memories in exchange. Hold onto to those memories and let them guide you throughout this time of sorrow. Your Mother was sweet and loving woman. I will miss her smile and her sense of humor. May God Bless you.

Maggi Masker (over 10 years ago)

My condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God during this difficult time and know that he hears your prayers: Isaiah 59:1

Nancy S (over 10 years ago)

To John and his family..we are very sorry for your loss. God Bless.

Paula & Joe Boyko (over 10 years ago)

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