Joan Ann Evelyn Mackrell, 75, of Eynon, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. She was the wife of Aloysius Mackrell. They were married for 47 years.
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Born Sept. 12, 1937, daughter of the late John and Anna M. Stefursky Martin, she was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Eynon, now Christ the King Parish, Archbald. She was a graduate of Archbald High School, class of 1955. She was employed as a seamstress at Barbizon of Jessup and then Fyne Fashions, Eynon. She then became owner and operator of A&A Pizza and Hoagies until recently. She was a member of ILGWU and the Altar and Rosary Society of Christ the King Church.
We would like to thank Home Health Services and the nurses and staff of Regional Hospital for the compassionate care given to Joan during her illness.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who gave all her love to them and anyone who knew her. She was a person with a big heart who never spoke ill of anyone and was always there with a helping hand.
Also surviving are two sons, David and wife, Kathleen, Middletown, N.J.; and James and wife, Nicole, Eynon; a daughter, Kathleen Farrell and husband, Christopher, Waymart; nine grandchildren, Courtney, Emily, Leah, Jamie and Riley Anna Mackrell, and Kaitlyn, Kayleigh Rose, Conor and Colin Farrell; two sisters, Marion and husband, Vito Cerullo, Eynon; and Andrea Hart, Eynon; three brothers, George and wife, Margaret Martin, Jefferson Heights; John and wife, Marie Martin, Olyphant; and Joseph and wife, Marion Martin, Eynon; many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Harrison Funeral Home, 374 N. Main St., Archbald, with Mass at 9:30 in at Christ the King Parish-St. Mary's Czestochowa Church, Eynon. Interment, St. Cyril's Cemetery, Peckville. Friends attending the funeral Mass are asked to go directly to church.
Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Food Pantry, or the donor's choice. Online condolences: www.harrisonfh.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 19, 2012