Gillespie McGowan of Avoca, PA: Francis McGowan, Esther McGowan,
and Rose McGowan Grady - all in birth order
Date: February 19, 2001
The obituary of FRANCIS (BUTCH) McGOWAN (1901-1978):
From "The Scranton Times," Scranton, Pa., October 5, 1978:
Francis (Butch) McGowan, 800 McAlpine St., Avoca, Pa, died
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1978, at home. His widow is the former Jeanette
Born [November 21, 1901] in Avoca, son of the late Martin J. and
Mary Ann Gillespie McGowan, he was a member of St. Mary's Church, Avoca, and was a retired employee of the Craft Oil Co., Avoca..
Mr. McGowan was preceded in death by five brothers [William, Leo,
Ambrose, Martin, and Joseph] and three sisters [Mrs. John Gannon
(Mabel), Mrs. James Johnson (Agnes), and Mrs. Edward Walsh
Also surviving are a son, James McGowan, Ellicot City, Md.; a
grandchild, Megan; a brother, Andrew C., Avoca; two sisters, Miss
Esther McGowan, Newark, N.J.; Mrs. Rose Grady, Avoca; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday A.F. O'Malley Funeral Home, 728
Main St., Avoca, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.
Interment, Langcliffe Cemetery, Avoca. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m.
The obituary of ESTHER C. McGOWAN (1902-1991):
From "The Scranton Times", Pa., August 6, 1991:
Esther C. McGowan, Falls, RD 1, Pa., died Monday (August 5, 1991) at Wesley Village, Jenkins Twp.
Born [November 28, 1902] in Avoca, daughter of the late Martin J. and Mary Ann Gillespie McGowan, she was a member of St. Mary's Church, Avoca. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a secretary for Westinghouse Corp., Newark, N.J.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Rose Grady, Avoca, and nieces and
nephews, including Jack McGowan, with whom she resided.
She was predeceased in death by seven brothers, William, Leo,
Ambrose, Francis, Andrew, Joseph, and Martin McGowan, and three sisters, Mrs. John Gannon (Mabel), Mrs. James Johnson (Agnes), and Mrs. Edward Walsh (Loretta).
Funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the A. F. O'Malley III
Funeral Home, 728 Main Street, Avoca, with mass at 9:30 in St. Mary's
Church, Avoca. Interment, parish cemetery.
The obituary of ROSE McGOWAN GRADY (MRS. PATRICK F. GRADY, SR.)
From "The Sunday Dispatch", Pittston, Pa., October 6, 1991:
"ROSE GRADY, AVOCA RESIDENT, DIED MONDAY"
Rose Grady, R.N., formerly of 912 Hope St., Avoca, Pa., died Monday (September 30, 1991) at Wesley Village, Jenkins Twp., after an illness.
She had resided at the center for the past four years.
Born [August 10, 1904] in Avoca, she was the daughter of the late
Martin J. and Mary Ann Gillespie McGowan. She was a graduate of Avoca
High School, Lackawanna Business College and graduated in 1932 from the
Mary Keller School of Nursing, Scranton. She was employed as a
registered nurse in Scranton area hospitals, prior to retiring. She
was a member of St. Mary's Church, Avoca, and its Altar and Rosary
Society. She was also a member of Mary Keller Alumni Association.
She was predeceased in death by her husband, Patrick, in 1964;
sisters, Mrs. John Gannon (Mabel), Mrs. James Johnson (Agnes), Mrs.
Edward Walsh (Loretta), and Esther McGowan [who died this past August];
brothers, William, Leo, Ambrose, Francis, Andrew, Joseph, and Martin
Surviving are a son, Patrick F. Grady, Stroudsburg; three
grandchildren, Patrick, Marirose, and Caitlin; several nieces and
Funeral services were held Friday from the Ruane and Regan Funeral
Home, 1308 Grove St., Avoca, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St.
Mary's Church, Avoca. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
These Obits were donated by A. Scott McGowan
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