Marion Walsh

Marion O'Neill Walsh of Scranton died Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She was the widow of Paul Walsh, who died July 31, 1982.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late James F. and Agnes Horan O'Neill, Marion was a member of St. Paul's Church and its Alter and Rosary Society. She was educated in Scranton public schools, and graduated from Scranton Technical High School, class of 1944. Before retirement, she was employed by ICS and Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville. Marion was very active with St. Paul's block party and its annual auction. She also was a volunteer for the , and served as secretary of the Green Ridge Teener League.

She was an avid bingo player. Her family trips to Ocean City, Md., were filled with enjoyment and fun, especially being with her grandchildren. Marion was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank Dr. Eagen, Dr. Prior, Dr. Getts, Dr. Pancholy, Dr. Abughnia, Dr. Smith, Dr. Daas, Dr. Patel, nurse practitioner Darlene Benjamin, Dr. Turock and all the residents and the nursing staff on fifth floor at Geisinger Community Medical Center for the kindness and compassion, which was shown to Marion and her family.

Surviving are four sons, Michael Walsh, James Walsh, Robert Walsh and wife, Mauri; and Paul Walsh and wife, Amy, all of Scranton; two daughters, Jean Clarke and husband, Robert, Spring Brook Twp.; and Maureen Androski and husband, Joseph, Scranton; grandchildren, Corey Walsh, Andrew Walsh, Rachel Walsh, Sarah Walsh, Stephanie Karr, Matthew Clarke, Michael Blackwell, Robert Clarke, Wannesha Blackwell and Michelle Blackwell; seven great-grandchildren, a niece and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Hoban; and a grandson, David Paul Walsh.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Paul's Church, Penn Avenue, Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the , 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the , Finance Department, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Published in Scranton Times from June 16 to June 17, 2014