Jacqueline J. McCloskey, 50, a Scranton resident, died Wednesday in Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness.
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Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Anne Kerrigan McCloskey, Scranton, and the late Donald McCloskey. She was also the beloved daughter of James McClymer, Scranton. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish, was a graduate of Scranton public schools and Marywood University. She was employed by Lackawanna County Housing Authority. She was formerly employed by Children, Youth and Families and Friendship House. She always gave enormous amounts of her skill and compassion to those to whom she provided services. She cherished her son and deeply loved being a member of a strong Irish family. She was a loving daughter, mom and sister who will be deeply missed.
Also surviving are a son, Rory McCloskey, Scranton; three sisters, Anne Peirce, Ft. Worth, Texas; Renee Oleski and husband, Charles Sr.; and Martina Straub and husband, Kevin, all of Scranton; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her godmother, Patricia Whalen Williams, Scranton; her godfather, Jude Kerrigan, Dunmore; her goddaughter, Morghan Elizabeth Straub; and her godson, Tyler John Oleski, both of Scranton.
She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Arthur Christian McCloskey.
The funeral will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the August J. Haas Funeral Home Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass and committal at 9:30 a.m. in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, pastor. Inurnment at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. To leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.
August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc.
202-204 Pittston Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 7, 2014