Born in Avoca, she was the daughter of the late Martin 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 Alter and Rosery Society. She was also a member of Mary Keller Alumni Association.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Patrick, in 1964; sisters Mabel, Agnes, Loretta, and Esther; brothers, Leo, Ambrose, Francis, Andrew, amd Joseph.
**Surviving are a son, Patrick, Stroudsburg; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
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
Interment was in the parish cemetery.
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