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Lisa Anne Maree Abaunza

  • Birth 1997 Guatemala
  • Death 7 Jul 2012 Duryea, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 94526743

Lisa Anne Maree Abaunza, 15, of Duryea, died Saturday.

Born in Guatemala, she was the daughter of Barbara Abaunza, Duryea. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, educated in St. Mary's Assumption School, Pittston, and was presently a sophomore at Scranton Preparatory School. Lisa played on several softball teams, and enjoyed it very much. She was a loving daughter and sister who will be deeply missed.

Also surviving are one sister, Shanna Richardson, of Pittsburgh; one uncle, John Abaunza, of Goldvein Va.; and her extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Henry and Sheilagh Abaunza.

The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Stephenson Street, Duryea, to be celebrated by Fr. Paul A McDonnell OSJ. Interment will be in Bright View Cemetery, Warrenton, Va.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

Friends are asked to proceed directly to the church on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Lisa Anne Maree Abaunza Scholarship Fund, c/o Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

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Barbara Abaunza wishes her daughter had looked deeper.

The mother of 15-year-old Lisa Abaunza, who was killed in a shooting Saturday, said her only child's greatest fault was believing that everyone was good at heart.

"I wish she was right, and I wish it worked like that," Barbara Abaunza said quietly in a phone interview Monday night. The periodic quakes in her voice shared emotion that was still fresh.

"I think she found good in people that were just fooling her," she said. "Because she was young, she found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time."

The wrong place Saturday was an apartment in Plymouth, where Lisa, along with Bradley James Swartwood, 21, and Nicolas Robert Maldonado, 17, both of 401 First St., Plymouth, were shot and killed. Another teen, Danny Maldonado II, 19, of the same address, was critically wounded in the shooting, which according to police reports took place during a drug exchange between Swartwood and Shawn James Hamilton, 18





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