Francis K. Nooney of Scranton died Monday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He and his wife, the former Marilyn Caviston, had been married for more than 58 years.
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Born in Avoca, son of the late William H. and Mary Dolan Nooney, he was a member of St. John Neumann Parish at Nativity of Our Lord Church, Scranton. He attended Scranton Prepatory School, graduated from St. Ann's High School and attended Penn State University. He was employed by the Scranton Fire Department and was later employed by the Pennsylvania auditor general's office. During his retirement, he worked and volunteered for Keystone City Residence and the Deutche Institute. He served on the board of directors of the Scranton Sewer Authority and Scranton Housing Authority. He also served on the Scranton zoning board and Scranton-Lackawanna Health and Welfare Authority board. He also volunteered on the supervisory committee for Harper & Row credit union, was a social member of the Victor Alferi Club and annually attended the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner.
Fran was very active in the community. He coached South Scranton Steelers junior Ffootball and South Scranton Little League baseball. He was active in local politics and would often be found holding court at Dunkin Donuts. He loved to travel, often following Notre Dame football games and NFL Super Bowls. Most of all, he cherished trips to Disney with his family.
Fran was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and his greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Mehringer, and husband, Clete, Bowie, Md.; and Maribeth Lennox, Olyphant; a son, Brian J. Nooney, Harrisburg; a daughter-in-law, Donna Nooney, Hummelstown; five grandchildren, Meghan Lennox-Livingston, John Francis Lennox, Melissa Cruciani and Collin Patrick and Shane Francis Nooney; two great-grandchildren, Michaela and Nathanial Livingston; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Francis J. Nooney; three brothers, John, William and James Nooney; and two sisters, Mary Naumann and Margaret Mary Nooney.
The funeral will be Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. John Neumann Parish at Nativity of Our Lord Church. Anyone attending the funeral is asked to proceed directly to the church. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018, or to Melanoma Research, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 2, 2014