Leona B. McGurrin of the Green Ridge section of Scranton died Thursday at the Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. She was the widow of Patrick McGurrin, who died in 1987.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Walter and Stella Kiesel Merril, she was educated in Scranton schools, and was employed for more than 40 years by the Anthracite Overall Co.
A woman of strong faith, she was a devoted and active member of the Trinity Baptist Church.
Cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing and knitting were some of her favorite pastimes, but the most important thing in her life was her family. She was loved and will be dearly missed by all.
Surviving are three sons, Robert and Michael, both of Scranton; and David and his wife, Susan, Archbald; eight grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, P.J., Daniel, Jennifer, Patricia, Lori and David; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Patrick; two daughters, Mary and infant, Deborah; two grandsons, Brian and Bradley; three sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with services by the Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at Washburn Street Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church, 1546 Monsey Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home
1030 N Main Ave Scranton, PA 18508
Published in Scranton Times from May 10 to May 11, 2014