Mary A. "Honey" McGowan

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Mary A. "Honey" McGowan

AGE: 92 • Rockaway Twp.

Mary A. "Honey" (nee O'Bosky) McGowan, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Clare's Hospital in Dover. She was 92. Born in Far Hills and raised in Bernardsville, she lived in Newark for 49 years before moving to the White Meadow Lake section of Rockaway Twp. in 1996. Mrs. McGowan was a premium auditor with Firemen's Fund Insurance in Newark for 20 years, retiring in 1983. She was a parishioner of St. Cecilia's Church in Rockaway, a member of the St. Cecilia's Seniors, Rockaway Seniors, White Meadow Lake Seniors and the Elks club of Wayne. Honey was also a lifelong, devoted senior aide volunteer where she helped many elderly and disabled citizens of Newark.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas P. II in 1995. She is survived by her son: Tom McGowan of Rockaway Twp.; two daughters: Judithann Stack (& James) of Boise, Idaho, and Kathleen McGowan of Rockaway Twp; five grandchildren: John J. (& Stephanie) Stack, Christine M. (& David) Weinberg, Amy K. Stack, Patrick H. (& Margo) McGowan and Caitlyn M. (& George) Vanderbush; five great-grandchildren: Morgianna, Carter, Hunter, Laila and Hannah; and her dear friend Edward Muldoon of Wayne.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 26 at 9:15 a.m. from Whitham - Kanapaux Funeral Home, 20 Keller Ave., Rockaway to a funeral Mass celebrated at St. Cecilia Church, 70 Church St., Rockaway at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to: American (www.heart.org) or Deborah Hospital (www.deborah.org). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.rockawayfuneral.com

Published in Daily Record on Aug. 24, 2011
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