First Posted: 12/1/2010
Cecelia Carrera, Clarks Summit, formerly of Scranton, died early Monday morning, Nov. 22, at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. She was the widow of Samuel A. Carrera, who died Jan. 7, 1990. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Zygmunt and Stella Waskiewicz Levandoski. She attended Scranton Technical High School. Prior to her retirement, she was a seamstress for various garment companies in Scranton. She was a member of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church. She was a wife, mother and grandmother, whose first concern was her family. Mom, Grandma Ceil or Mimi, as she was known by her children and grandchildren, was loving and caring. She had a deep faith in God, which is what helped her get through her many trials in life. She loved cooking, shopping, spending time with her family and dancing with her husband. Surviving are a son, Samuel A. Carrera Jr., of Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Mary Woodyatt, and her husband, John, Washington area; daughter, Susan Carrera, Ellicott City, Md.; daughter, Judy Mendola and her husband, Michael, Clarks Summit; daughter, Celeste Godino and her husband, Joseph, Scranton; daughter, Karen Guditus and her husband, Rick, Clarks Summit, with whom she resided; a brother, Zygmund Levandoski, Scranton; grandchildren, Diana and Jaclyn Woodyatt, Lance and Kayla Carrera, George and Ronald Cavelius, Michael Mendola, Heather and Joseph Godino Jr. and Ricky, Gregory and Kevin Guditus; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Stanley and Joseph Levandoski; sisters, Dorothy Norton and Stella Shea; and infant sisters, Clare and Helen. Her family would like to extend a special thanks to her doctors for many years of care: Dr. Edward Dzielak, Dr. Harmar Brereton, Dr. James Steffanelli and Dr. Roger Getts. They would also like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice Community Care. The Mass of Christian burial was to be held Nov. 24 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 1217 Prospect Avenue, Scranton. Interment will be in the parish cemetery in Moosic. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To send an online sympathy card, visit .