Rose Marie (Pribilia) Panco, 66, of W. Ruddle St., Coaldale, died Tuesday in Lehighton. She was the widow of Peter R. Panco, who died in 2008.

Prior to retiring, she had been employed by the former Morgan Knitting Mills, Hometown.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Piech) Pribila.

She was a member of St. John the Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford, where she was very active in church related activities.

The deceased was a 1960 graduate of the former Coaldale High School.

Surviving are three sons, Richard M. Pribila and his wife, Freda, of Summit Hill, William M. Frantz of Summit Hill and Scott R. Frantz of Coaldale; and four grandchildren.

Services: Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy, 11 a.m., Friday, St. John the Baptist BC Church, Lansford, with the Rev. Ron J. Hatton officiating. Interment, Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown. Call Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., August M. Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale. Parastas, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Panachida, 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Contributions in her name may be made to the church. Online registry at

Published in Times News , Lehighton, PA, from December 9 to December 10, 2009