Jane Muldoon Kilcullen

Jane Muldoon Kilcullen, 75, of Scranton, died on Wednesday at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Martin J. Kilcullen, who died July 3.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late James and Alice Ball Muldoon, she was raised in Green Ridge and graduated from St. Paul's High School. After a brief career in the grocery industry in New Jersey, she married Marty Kilcullen, moved home and focused her homemaking skills in their home in the Nativity neighborhood. She was actively involved in the Irish Cultural Society, the South Side Bachelorettes Bowling League, and was a devoted parishioner of Nativity Parish.

Jane was determined and loyal, kind and caring. She loved to shop and, once in a while, she would buy something. She loved to travel, but not too far from home. She sure could cook, and her culinary talents were appreciated daily by Marty. And she absolutely adored her many nieces and nephews, treating each in a special way.

The family extends its heartfelt thanks to those who helped care for Jane. Her "guardian angels," Brenda Buntz and Lori O'Leary, went beyond friendship and compassion, always seeing to her needs and comfort. Jane received superb medical care from Dr. Tracey Galardi, the hospice nurses at Commonwealth Hospice, and the staffs at Scranton Manor and the Geisinger Wyoming Valley/Henry Cancer Center. Their professionalism is exemplary and their humanity extraordinary. Jane's family is forever grateful.

Surviving are a sister-in-law and primary caregiver, Mary Alice Kilcullen, Roaring Brook Twp.; a sister-in-law, Annette Muldoon, Dunmore; a brother-in-law, Joseph Kilcullen and wife, Brenda, Stratham, N.H.; many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Muldoon.

The funeral will be conducted on Monday with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Scranton.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Frank M. Regan Funeral Home, 715 Linden St., Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton, PA 18505; Geisinger Wyoming Valley/Henry Cancer Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711; or to Commonwealth Hospice, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.

Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 6, 2012