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Josephine T., 89, Mahwah, NJ, passed away peacefully on July 9, in Vernon, NJ, with her daughter Kathleen by her side.
She was born in Banagher, Ireland to the late John and Elizabeth Loonam. She is preceded in death by her husband Michael and her daughter Joan Gannon and sons Brendan and John Scully.
She leaves behind her daughter Kathleen Scully and partner Fred Hatem as well as her grandchildren, Kieran and Aodhan Gannon and Amanda Scully. She is also survived by her sister Joan Larkin, sister- and brother-in-law Dympna and William Gilligan, sister-in-law Mary O'Biern, and brother-in-law Terry Whelan and daughter-in-law Annie Scully.
Brothers and sisters that also preceded her in death include Peter Loonam, Thomas Loonam, Mary Brennan, Patrick Loonam, Catherine Hurley, Augusta Loonam, Michael Loonam, Anne Mable Uhr, and Edward Loonam. She also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces and extended family in Ireland and England.
After raising her children, Josephine had a distinguished career as an Executive Secretary with Western Union and ITT. She was a devoted parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church and a proud member of the Tap Hatters dance group.
Her funeral mass and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to the "Michael J. Scully Scholarship Fund" at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. Arrangements are being handled by the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey.
Please send tributes, memories and condolences to vanemburghsneider.com
Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Ave Ramsey , NJ 07446
Published in The Record on July 12, 2014