Winfield & Margaret Keenan Scott family obits


Teresa & Winfield Scott:

The obituary of Teresa Scott McGowan (Mrs. Andrew C. McGowan) 1906-1986:

From "The Scranton Times" - Saturday, July 12, 1986


Mrs. Teresa D. Scott McGowan, 825 Grove St., Avoca, Pa., died

Friday (July 11, 1986) at home after a brief illness. Her husband, Andrew C. McGowan, died last week, July 4, 1986. They would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary today.

Born [September 17, 1906) in Pittston [actually, 25 Welsh St., Sebastopol, Jenkins Township], daughter of the late Winfield and Margaret Keenan Scott, she was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, and Mansfield State Teachers College. She was a retired teacher from the Dupont public schools and St. John the Evangelist Parochial School. She was also formerly employed at Field's Millinery Shop, Pittston. She was a member of Avoca Senior Citizens and St. Mary's Church, Avoca, and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marianne McGowan Rafalko, a

librarian at Scranton Technical High School, Scranton; son, Andrew Scott McGowan, Ph.D., head counselor at Roosevelt High School, Yonkers School District, NY, and a professor at Long Island University; a grandson, Andrew Scott McGowan, Jr.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers [Charles, William, John, and Winfield Scott] and six sisters [Mrs. Thomas King (Agnes), Helen Scott, Mary E. Scott, Anna Scott, Margaret Scott, and Mrs. James Gerard Conaty, Jr. (Elizabeth), all of Sebastopol].

The funeral will be Monday from the A. F. O'Malley Funeral Home, 728 Main Street, Avoca, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Avoca. Internment, parish cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 2 to 4, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the school fund of St. Mary's Church, Avoca.


The funeral of Mrs. Andrew C. McGowan, the former Teresa Scott, was held today from the A. F. O'Malley Funeral Home, 718 Main St., Avoca, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Avoca. St. Peter's Cathedral Choir, Scranton, sang. Internment, parish cemetery. Celebrant was Father Eugene Gunning, pastor. Pallbearers: William Scott, Jr., William Scott III, Eugene King, John McGowan, Patrick F. Grady, III, and Domenick Menta, all nephews.


The obituary of Winfield J. Scott - 1908-1977

From "The Scranton Times," Scranton, PA - January 21, 1977


Winfield J. Scott, 68, of 25 Welsh St., Sebastopol, Jenkins

Township, died Friday, January 21, 1977, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

Born [April 5, 1908) in Jenkins Twp. Son of the late Winfield and Margaret Keenan Scott, he was a lifelong resident. He served in the army during World War II in the European theater and was a recipient of the Purple Heart [earned during the D-Day invasion]. He was formerly employed by the Pennsylvania Coal Co. at the Ewen Colliery.

Mr. Scott was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Thomas King [Agnes], Sebastopol; Mrs. Elizabeth C. Conaty, Inkerman; and Mrs. Andrew C. McGowan [Teresa], Avoca, and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Anna, died in June.

[He was preceded in death by several other brothers and sisters:

Charles, William, John, Helen, Mary, Anna who died last June, and Margaret who died last September].

The funeral will be from the Frank A. Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment parish cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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