Gillespie McGowan of Avoca, PA: Mabel Gannon, William McGowan,
Agnes Johnson - all in birth order
Date: February 19, 2001
The obituary of MABEL McGOWAN GANNON (MRS. JOHN GANNON) 1891-1977:
From "The Scranton Times," Scranton, Pa., March 17, 1977:
"MABEL GANNON RITES IN AVOCA"
Mabel E. Gannon, 257 Millington Road, Peekskill, N.Y., formerly of Avoca, died in Peekskill Wednesday, March 16, 1977.
Born [December 27, 1891] in Avoca, daughter of the late Martin J.
and Mary Ann Gillespie McGowan, she was a retired corespondent for War
Relief Services, National Catholic Welfare Council, and Catholic
Charities, New York City. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church,
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Croke (Delores), Peekskill,
with whom she resided; Mrs. Robert Schaffer (Rose Marie), Ship Bottom,
N.J.; two brothers, Andrew C. McGowan, retired principal, Avoca High
School and Pittston Area Junior High School; Francis McGowan, both of
Avoca; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Grady, R.N., Avoca; Esther McGowan,
Newark, N.J.; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers: William, Leo, Ambrose, Martin, and Joseph; and by two sisters: Mrs. James Johnson (Agnes), and Mrs.
Edward Walsh (Loretta).
The funeral will be Saturday from the A.F. O'Malley Funeral Home,
728 Main St., Avoca, with Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church,
Avoca. Interment, parish cemetery. Viewing, Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
[Note: Mabel McGowan was actually baptized Mary Bolinda McGowan]
The funeral of Mrs. Mabel McGowan Gannon, Peekskill, N.Y., formerly of Avoca, was held Saturday from the A.F. O'Malley Funeral Home, 728 Main St., Avoca, with mass in St. Mary’s Church, Avoca. Rev. Thomas J. Carlin, pastor, was celebrant.
Pallbearers, Stephen Croke, grandson, Patrick Grady, Jack, Scott
and James McGowan, Joseph Walsh, John Clifford, and George Zuttowski,
Death notice of WILLIAM McGOWAN (1893-1894):
William McGowan, infant son of Martin J. and Mary Ann Gillespie
McGowan, Avoca, Pa. died of the measles on April 13, 1894. He would
have been one year old on April 28. He is survived by a sister, Mabel
McGowan; and by grandparents, Michael and Bridget Jordan McGowan of
Avoca and formerly of Templeboy, Co. Sligo, Ireland, and William and
Bridget Langan Gillespie formerly of Killala, Co. Mayo, Ireland and
presently of the Langan settlement, Pittston Township, Pa.; and a
great-grandfather, Martin Langan, formerly of Balleybrunney, a townsland of Killala, Co. Mayo, and presently of the Langan settlement, Pittston Township. Internment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca, Pa.
The obituary of AGNES McGOWAN JOHNSON (MRS. JAMES JOHNSON) 1895-1964:
From "The Scranton Times", Pa., December 3, 1964
AVOCA: “Mrs. Agnes Johnson Claimed by Death"
Mrs. Agnes Johnson, 531 Grove St., died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Clifford, with whom she resided. Mrs. Clifford [nee Eleanor Johnson] is Avoca correspondent of The Times.
A lifelong Avoca resident [born March 14, 1895], Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Martin J. and Mary Ann Gillespie McGowan. Her
husband, James, died in 1926. She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C.
Church and of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George Zuttowski [Dorothy] ,
Newark, NJ; Mrs. Michael Lombardo [Betty], New Brunswick, NJ; Mrs.
Forrest Snell [Jean], Seville, Spain; and Mrs. Clifford; two sons,
James, Avoca; and Charles, Philadelphia; four brothers, Ambrose,
Francis, Andrew C., this community; and Joseph, Newark, NJ; four
sisters, Mrs. John Gannon [Mabel], New York City; Mrs. Edward Walsh
[Loretta], Avoca; Esther, Newark, NJ; and Mrs. Patrick Grady [Rose],
Avoca; 29 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. [In addition
to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, William, Leo, and Martin McGowan].
The funeral will be held from the O'Malley Funeral Home, 728 Main
Street, Avoca, Monday, at 9 A.M., with mass in St. Mary’s Church at
9:30. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call tomorrow from 7 to 10 P.M., and thereafter from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 P.M.
From "The Scranton Times", Pa., December 7, 1964: Funeral of Agnes
Mrs. Agnes Johnson, 531 Grove St., Avoca, [funeral] this morning
from the O'Malley Funeral Home, 728 Main St., Avoca, with mass in St.
Mary's Church. The Rev. A.P. Conniff was celebrant; the Rev. George
Jeffrey, deacon; and the Rev. James McAuliffe, subdeacon.
Pallbearers: Patrick Clifford [grandson]; Scott, Jack, and Ambrose
McGowan, Patrick Grady, and Joseph Walsh [nephews]. Interment, parish
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