Maureen McInerney, 70, of Clarks Summit, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital, Scranton after an illness. Her husband of 45 years is John McInerney, retired professor at the University of Scranton.
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Born in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late James D. and Agnes Griffin McGee and was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, N.Y. Before retirement, she worked as a registered nurse for several area doctors, specializing in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. She was a former member of the Abingtons Women's Club.
Maureen's greatest joy in life was her family. She was deeply devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren, who gave her tremendous happiness. She also derived great satisfaction as a nurse in the field of obstetrics and gynecology by assisting in bringing forth new life. She was also a great friend to many people, including former patients, who were always so grateful to her for bringing such joy to their lives. They kept in touch with her through the years. Her kindness and concern continues beyond her life, since she donated her corneas so others can see. Maureen will be deeply missed but always fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Gilhooley for his kindness, compassion and concern throughout Maureen's illness.
Also surviving are two daughters, Colleen Graff and husband, Robert Webb, Clarks Summit; and Kara Hopkins and husband, Francis, Torrington, Conn.; four grandchildren, Mary Graff, Ronald Graff, Fiona Hopkins and James Hopkins; a sister, Rosanna McGee, Pine City, N.Y.; a brother, Michael McGee, Sayre; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa McInerney; and son-in-law, Peter Graff.
The funeral will be Friday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, celebrated by Monsignor James McGarry, pastor. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Neil W. Regan Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, and Friday one hour before the Mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or the Women's Resource Center, P.O. Box 975, Scranton, PA 18501.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 13, 2013